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Luxury Estate 5-minute Walk to the '#1 SKI RESORT in the EAST'-SKI MAGAZINE in Smugglers Notch

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Escape to this spectacular estate, complete with panoramic views of Smugglers Notch! The best of both worlds includes the privacy of 12 acres atop a long private drive and the convenience of close proximity to Smugglers Notch Resort (2/10ths of a mile across the road to be exact). Smuggs was voted #1 Ski Resort in the East by SKI magazine in 2014 and has been voted the #1 Family Resort for 15 years in a row.

A true gem! There are three homes on the property. The primary home is a side-by-side chalet with a four-bedroom and five-bedroom unit each comprised of three floors of finished living space (2,700 square feet). The views from the chalet units are unmatched; see skiers on the trails in plain sight. The third is a more basic two-bedroom ranch home with a finished basement with bar and attached garage. The unique layout of the estate allows for small or large groups. Stay in one home or rent all three and have the whole property for your group’s enjoyment!

Amenities that can’t be beat:

- Private sauna in each chalet

-Satellite TV, high speed internet, and Wifi

-Wood-burning fireplace in each chalet

-Full size washer/dryer

-Towels and linens provided

-Fully stocked kitchen

-Brewster River Pub located at the end of the long drive (great food, craft beer brewed on premises)

-Private pool with slide (seasonal)

-Private tennis court (seasonal)

-Outdoor fire pit

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Last modified on 08-19-2014 at 6:32 PM.

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Christina Papasera 9178067124

estate rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • estate
    • floor area 5600 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • rural
    • mountain view
  • Theme
    • adventure
    • away from it all
    • budget
    • family
    • historic
    • romantic
    • spa
    • sports & activities
    • tourist attractions
  • General
    • internet
    • fireplace
    • heating
    • linens provided
    • towels provided
    • washing machine
    • clothes dryer
    • parking
    • living room
  • Kitchen
    • kitchen
    • refrigerator
    • stove
    • oven
    • microwave
    • dishes & utensils
    • coffee maker
      • Keurig coffeemaker…bring your K cups!
  • Dining
    • dining area
  • Pool / Spa
    • private pool
    • sauna
  • Bathrooms
    • 5 bathrooms 2 half Baths
    • bathroom 1: toilet, STERLING
    • bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, STERLING
    • bathroom 3: toilet, shower, STERLING
    • bathroom 4: toilet, shower, STERLING
    • bathroom 5: toilet, MADONNA
    • bathroom 6: combination tub/shower, MADONNA
    • bathroom 7: toilet, shower, MADONNA
    • bathroom 8: toilet, shower, MADONNA
      • both master bedrooms have their private full bath
  • Bedrooms
    • 9 bedrooms, sleeps 35, beds for 34-35
    • bedroom 1: 1 king, STERLING HOUSE
    • bedroom 2: 1 double, STERLING HOUSE
    • bedroom 3: 1 queen, STERLING HOME
    • bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single, STERLING HOME
    • bedroom 5: 1 bunk bed, 1 twin/ single, living room in basement has a waterfall bunk beds both homes
    • bedroom 6: 1 queen, MADONNA next door
    • bedroom 7: 1 double, MADONNA next door
    • bedroom 8: 2 twin/ single, MADONNA next door
    • bedroom 9: 2 twin/ single, MADONNA next door
    • bedroom 10: 1 double, MADONNA next door
    • bedroom 11: 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed, living room in basement has a waterfall bunk beds both homes
      • Additional sleeping space is labeled 'OTHER' Lowest-level: Waterfall bed: two twin and one full bed
  • Entertainment
    • satellite / cable
    • books
    • television
  • Outside
    • lawn / garden
    • ski & snowboard
    • outdoor grill
      • Weber charcoal & Weber Propane
    • balcony
      • Amazing view from Master bedroom balcony
    • deck / patio
    • tennis
  • Suitability
    • children welcome
    • non smoking only
    • pets not allowed
    • long-term renters welcome
    • events allowed

activities and attractions in Smugglers Notch Vermont

  • Attractions
    • water parks
    • restaurants
    • museums
  • Leisure Activities
    • bird watching
    • scenic drives
    • walking
    • sight seeing
    • sledding
    • wildlife viewing
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • golf
    • swimming
    • cycling
    • mountain biking
    • cross country skiing
    • skiing
    • snowboarding
    • snowmobiling
    • hiking
    • hunting
    • tennis

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vacation rental rates


Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
5 Bedroom - Summer
Jul 7 2014 - Aug 28 2014
$400
$550
Fri,Sat
$2,600
2 nights
 
 
5 Bedroom - Labor Day
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 2 2014
$700
3 nights
 
 
5 Bedroom - Fall
Sep 3 2014 - Nov 21 2014
$500
$700
Fri,Sat
$3,200
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

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traveler reviews for this smugglers notch estate rental

Nice place, poorly managed

Review submitted: August 7, 2014   Date of arrival: July 3, 2014

Upon arrival, the place looked very promising, as shown in the pictures. It offered us lots of privacy and space.

However, there were some issues we faced during the stay that ranged from inconveniences to serious health & safety risks:

1) Minor Issues:
Leaky kitchen faucet (they'd placed a container to catch the dripping water, which overflowed and got the floor wet). The basements were damp and smelly. There were no pool toys for the kids, while their house description says "children welcome".

2) Serious Issues:
-The smoke detector kept going off even if we boiled water. Nick, the owner, admitted he was aware of this and said he had them fixed, but hadn't checked. He just told us to disconnect it.

3) VERY serious Issues:
-The garbage dumpsters close to the chalets were not emptied and bears raided them every night. Nick hadn't checked this out so we weren't aware until we saw the mess created by the bears. Luckily, none of us blundered into a bear.
-There were mouse droppings in the utensils drawer, which we discovered the night before we left. Disgusting! Mouse droppings can contaminate the air and can cause severe and sometimes fatal respiratory issues. WE WERE IN THIS ENVIRONMENT FOR ALMOST 3 DAYS. I am asthmatic and at higher risk for pulmonary issues. One of the main illnesses caused by rodent feces: hantavirus. Please research this illness, since I am not allowed to post links in my review.

After the trip, I spoke with Nick about our issues. He was only willing to refund the small cleaning fee. This, to me, was just not enough. No garbage cleanup, bears coming to the house because of it, and mouse droppings in the drawers! I tried to amicably resolve our displeasure with him by asking for a refund of 20% of our rental, which I thought was fair compensation for the mess we endured and the unnecessary risks he put us in. He chose to not compensate us any further.

It's a nice property, no doubt. But it's unhealthy to stay in and not managed well. My review is meant to help you make a better decision on where to stay. Given that these owners don't seem to care about the health or satisfaction of their guests, I suggest checking out the tons of beautiful resorts in the area (everything is close by) that seem much cleaner and organized.

Helpful votes: 3 / 6

 

Fabulous family vacation spot!!

Review submitted: August 4, 2014   Date of arrival: July 21, 2014

My family and I stayed here for a week in July 2014. We rented both sides, there were about 25 of us. It was so much fun. The scenery was fantastic and the road getting there from Stowe is one I will never forget. So scenic. Having my whole family together in one place was worth every penny and then some. I just couldn’t imagine having to stay in a hotel and having separate rooms. There were plenty of dishes and cooking utensils, bath towels, and bedding. We did have a slight problem, but I called Nick and he resolved it almost immediately. If we’re ever heading up to Vermont again, this is the only place I want to stay. Thank you Nick and Christina!!

Helpful votes: 1 / 2

 

Perfect Spot for our Large Group!

Review submitted: July 27, 2014   Date of arrival: July 16, 2014

Our large group (9 adults, 12 kids) had been looking for an alternative to a hotel for the Bitters Lacrosse tournament in Stowe and took a chance booking this property, which was newly listed on VRBO at the time. Boy, did we hit the jackpot! Right from the start, the owner was extremely pleasant, responsive, and helpful in helping us through booking our large group.

The property and house is just as it appears in the photos - absolutely beautiful, with breathtaking views. The property is obviously very well taken care of. Beautiful perennials are planted all along the walkways, porch, and driveway. The access staircases to the pool and down to the tennis courts appear to be also newly installed and really add to the charm of the property. The kids absolutely LOVED the tennis court and the pool. The pool was immaculately clean and the pool deck had plenty of chairs and loungers to just relax and take in the gorgeous July weather. The hot tub on the deck was not working during our trip but all the other great things about this place easily compensated for that. We did not use the saunas, but peeked in and can see how amazing those would be in the winter after a day of skiing. Having the Brewster River Grill right across the end of the driveway was convenient on the nights we didn't want to cook. The food was great, and the owners were extremely hospitable.

The house itself had everything we needed - clean towels, household items, grills, kitchen appliances, and more. There was PLENTY of space for all of us and it was just perfect for our large group. More than enough bedrooms to accommodate everyone, and the older kids and teenagers loved having the bunk beds and additional sleeping options on the bottom floor. PLENTY of bathrooms and showers as well.

We also had a chance to meet extended family of the owners, who came to check and clean the pool, and do some minor yard work. We loved hearing a bit of history about the property and how Nick and Christina came to own this beautiful place.

Our deposit was returned very promptly upon our return. I truly can't say enough wonderful things about this house and our overall experience renting. We definitely hope to return many times.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

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Smugglers Notch vacation rental

This vacation rental has been listed since 11/20/2013.