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Unique Custom Home Near Middlebury College

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Property Details

Updated: Jan 17, 2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pets considered
  • Accept Credit Cards

About the property

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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About the Owner

Noel Smith
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

15 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)


A slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, cosy, well appointed home perfect for a long weekend visiting our daughter/sister who is a student at Middlebury. Peaceful, bucolic setting, plenty of space to stretch out and enjoy real quality family time. We hope to be back again for future weekends. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We enjoyed our stay in your beautiful home. It was a perfect home away from home to celebrate Thank!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and property!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, modern house close to town.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our weekend in this house. The house is very modern and up-to-date with unique carpentry and some antiques and original paintings by one of the owners. The queen bedrooms were comfortable with nearby private bathrooms, but if we had others with us, they would have had to go up and down very step-pitched stairs to the loft containing two additional beds and a couch. It is a quiet family neighborhood with only the miniature donkeys next door as the only neighbors we saw. We recommend this house for a visit to the Middlebury area.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and so comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house! One of the nicest we have stayed in. It was so beautiful, well appointed, clean, and tastefully decorated. We also loved the apple trees and the miniature donkeys next door. We will definitely be back next year!!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful home just 5 minutes from Middlebury

  • 5 of 5

This property is amazing. The home is located just 5 min from Middlebury and a perfect location! The home had three great bedrooms - and room for more on a pull out couch and a futon located in one of the bedrooms. The kitchen was brand new and well equipped with all the cooking utensils one could ever need. Brand new feel to the entire home and beautiful location! I would highly recommend this home to a family or multiple couples. We will come back for sure!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home in Apple Orchard

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home outside of Middlebury! The setting was so charming with the apple trees and the neighboring miniature donkeys. Everything was so comfortable in the house. The kitchen was well equipped. We were there at the height of apple season and enjoyed cooking a few cobblers. We enjoyed walking with our dog on Cider Mill Road and around the Middlebury TAM.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

Rates & Availability

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Nightly Rate: $195 for 3 to 6 nights stay - $225/night for 2 nights

Monthly Rate: $3500 - $3500

Nightly rate is $195 based on 3 night stay. two night rate is $225/night. $75 cleaning fee applies to all rentals up to 2 weeks in duration. $150 cleaning fee for 2 plus weeks. 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

  • house


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


  • pets considered

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


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


  • 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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