Unique Custom Home Near Middlebury College

Unique Custom Home Near Middlebury College

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Property Details

Updated: Oct 24, 2014
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Custom home built by the owner in 2004, taken from the design of an historic carriage barn. Located on a hill in an old orchard, it has great views of the Green Mountains and the surrounding area. This is a quiet neighborhood made up of rural estates and small operating farms and orchards. Middlebury College is only 5 minutes away. There are 3 levels to the house, with the main living area on the 2nd floor. Light filled great room with windows in every direction, including the open cupola from above. This is a great space for a large family gathering or couples quiet getaway; also perfect as an artists retreat or for a group of skiers, riders, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. In the winter there's warm radiant heat under hardwood and travertine floors. No drafty old farmhouse or poorly built condo here. Everything is custom made including some of the furniture. The main level on the 2nd floor has an open kitchen with soapstone counter and stainless appliances, dining and living area; and a master bedroom. The main bathroom has a built in washer, dryer and a large walk in travertine shower. This level also has a large open deck with patio furniture and bbq grill. The upper loft has two spaces separated by a curved balcony. The south end is for reading and relaxing with a large couch and a desk and a printer. The north end of the loft has two full size beds tucked well out of the way for a good nights sleep. The ground floor entry was made for people of the outdoors with built in cubbies and storage spaces for stowing ski gear, snowshoes and backpacks. This level also has an extra bedroom with a queen bed and a futon. There is also a full bath located just off this bedroom. This is a great house to relax, read, write, paint or create. It's also a great jumping off place for a variety of outdoor activities.

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  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pets welcome

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Unique Custom Home Near Middlebury College
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7079019
- (845) 270-0040 (New York, USA)
Middlebury Lake Champlain Valley
Brunswick, Me
5

Memorable family weekend

  • 5 of 5
My husband, daughter and my 83 year old mother stayed at this delightful Middlebury Carriage House to celebrate our son's winter graduation. It was the perfect place to relax in between festivities, so close to the College and we had some wonderful family dinners. The house is immaculate, the showers are fabulous, the kitchen is both beautifully organized and well-equipped. Plenty of room for all to have private time, yet the open kitchen-living area is great for a gathering. We loved the views from all directions. Would recommend it in any season and hope to return.
  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Unique Custom Home Near Middlebury College
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7079019
- (845) 270-0040 (New York, USA)
Middlebury Lake Champlain Valley
Bethesda, MD
5

A Truly Civilized Vacation Abode

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I spent a month in this lovingly and expertly designed and crafted house, situated in the midst of an old apple orchard (our daughter baked a pie and made applesauce when she visited). The neighbor to the south keeps a herd of donkeys, should you happen to be into mid-sized animals.

The owner lives at a distance but is very responsive to renters' needs. When the fridge went out, he called us from Alaska, where he was traveling. By then the housekeeper had brought a chest with 40 pounds of ice in it, called a repairman who was there the next day, and provided a small backup refrigerator in case the primary one went out again (it didn't).

This was as civilized a vacation rental experience as one could ask.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! It's always a pleasure to have thoughtful folks stay and enjoy the house and surroundings. Sometimes things go wrong - like a refrigerator on the fritz. I'm fortunate to have a great support team of housekeepers and caretakers to come in at a moments notice to handle any unforeseen issues; It's especially reassuring come winter time; although getting snowed in for a long weekend could be fun too!
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Unique Custom Home Near Middlebury College
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7079019
- (845) 270-0040 (New York, USA)
Middlebury Lake Champlain Valley
Brooklyn, NY
5

What's not to love?

What's not to love?
  • 5 of 5
My husband and another couple stayed for a long weekend w/ our dogs. From the moment we pulled up onto the property we were in love. The house is absolutely fantastic! Beautiful layout, CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN, the house was fully equipped and the owner Noel is a complete doll! We rent homes 3xs a year and they have been wonderful but this is by far our favorite! We will be back again soon! Thank you!
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Unique Custom Home Near Middlebury College
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7079019
- (845) 270-0040 (New York, USA)
Middlebury Lake Champlain Valley
Southern, VT
5

Great Place to Relax!

  • 5 of 5
Our family spent the Christmas and New Year holidays at this house in Cornwall this year. There was plenty of private space, the kitchen was well-equipped, and the details in the house's architecture were just beautiful. The town of Middlebury -- a five minute drive -- is one of our favorites. We got lots of snow while there, and the driveway plowing was prompt. We found everything we were expecting and more here. Highly recommend!
  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Unique Custom Home Near Middlebury College
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7079019
- (845) 270-0040 (New York, USA)
Middlebury Lake Champlain Valley
saxtons river, vt
5

Middlebury Carriage House is Spectacular

  • 5 of 5
Everything about this rental was absolutely perfect. To begin, the land it's on -- about 8 or so acres -- is beautiful and pristine, and the view from across the road is gorgeous. The house itself is clean and extremely comfortable, and it has everything you could possibly need. You'd be silly to stay anywhere else if you're looking for a Vermont getaway.
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Unique Custom Home Near Middlebury College
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7079019
- (845) 270-0040 (New York, USA)
Middlebury Lake Champlain Valley
Arctic Canada
5

Elegant and Warm

  • 5 of 5
This rental is everything you would want: it was impeccably clean, the kitchen was beautifully equipped, the owners had clearly extended a great deal of time and made wonderful and unique style decisions. It was cozy without being too personal, and there was a wonderful open feeling of space which the photos do not adequately display.

The three bedrooms are on three floors, so that a shared weekend for three couples would be possible. The entry was welcoming and spacious with lots of room for bags, skis, or the apples you picked up the road. The open porch is well suited for morning or evening coffee (we saw a hummingbird go by), the laundry is accessible and well laid out. Some bedrooms have A/C for a humid New England fall, and the whole house has great cross-breezes and screens.

To take advantage of this rental you will need to have a car (or a bicycle and a good pair of legs), as it is out in the country. But it is just a hop and a skip from Middlebury College and has easy access to the interstate nearby. We used it while assisting our college student with an early move-in - I would have been happy to stay and enjoy the surroundings for several more days.

The owner was availble by email, communicative and very reasonable in all our dealings. Housecleaning staff was nearby. We are very likely to return. Please feel confident in making this booking - our expectations were met or exceeded in every category.

Note that there are stairs to access the main floor/kitchen for anyone with mobility issues.
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

Activity and Interests

Middlebury is in the heart of the Champlain Valley. The college town offers great restaurants, galleries, shopping, theatre and movies. Cultural and sporting action always close at hand. Several recreational areas and ski resorts are all less than 45 minutes away - but you won't need to stay in a cramped condo at the end of the day. Winter and summer climbing in the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks are superb. Lake Champlain is 10 minutes away. Burlington is 45 minutes with all the good things a small city has to offer. There's never enough time to do everything this area has to offer. I've lived in the area for 30 years and still find more unique things to do.

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Notes

  • Nightly Rate: $195 - $225

    Weekly Rate: $1300 - $1300

    Monthly Rate: $3500 - $3500


  • Nightly rate is $195 based on 3 night stay. One and two night rate is $225/night. $75 cleaning fee applies to all rentals. Vermont state room tax of 9% applies to rentals up to 30 days. Reservations are guaranteed upon receipt of initial deposit. Pets allowed with refundable $100 deposit.

Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Suitability

  • pets considered

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3

Notes:

  • Very unique home with custom furniture, art and architectural details throughout. Warm radiant heat, Travertine walk in shower. Kitchen has modern appliances including dual fuel gas stove/elec oven, microwave, dishwasher, large stainless fridge, coffee pot, grinder, toaster and toaster oven. HD flat screen tv with Satellite hookup, bluRay disc player which has internet access and WIFI; A second tv with dvd player is in the first floor bedroom. The large 2nd floor private deck has patio furniture and a gas grill.
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