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Member since: 2015
Speaks english

pre-1845 village dwelling on a small acre, families welcome

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of the Waitsfield vacation cottage rental

2 bedroom, 1 bath, right in Waitsfield village

A 3-unit structure, this is at least part of Ezra Wait's old house and tavern, according to town history. I the owner live in the front unit, the middle unit is the rental, and the back (the old barn) is commercial space rented to an amazing architect.

Recently renovated, the rental is modest but comfortable. I tried to be green where possible with the renovation - the island countertop is old blackboard slate, the downstairs floor though new, is from timber across the gap, salvageable original floorboards were saved for the sliding barn door, trashcans are old sap buckets, etc.

Small as it is, the property has 4 plum trees, 1 cherry tree, 2 pair trees (not fruiting yet), 2 apple trees, and blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, gooseberry, and seaberry plants. The aim is to create an edible landscape, but it's at the beginning. About 1/3 of the property is wooded, which leaves for a small yard.

  • long term renters welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Meg (Owner)
Member since: 2015
Speaks english


Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Burlington International Airport (BTV)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Peasant (across the street)
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Sugarbush Golf Course
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Waterbury Amtrak Station (WAB)
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Mint and Peasant (both across the street)
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Sugarbush Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Mad River (across the st, but no view from house)
Car: recommended

The Mad River is across the street and a dip is really refreshing. Right there is The Sweet Spot for coffee, espresso drinks, locally made small batch French style custard ice cream, and the best coconut cupcakes in the world:) The sports store in the village runs short tubing and kayaking trips when the river is high enough.

The village also has The Artisan's Gallery with craft from Vermont artists, a small museum (weekends), the town library, a very sweet church, a deli, and more.

The movie theater (and restaurant), The Big Picture, is 1/4 mile walk. The Waitsfield Farmer's Market (Saturdays) is a little further. There's a sidewalk from the village to both places, and the more commercial part of town.

Yestermorrow design/build school, 4 miles away,


--Fitwerx a few doors away

--Stark Mountain Bike Works 1 1/2 miles away

Also, you have access to my mechanic stand (Feedback Pro Elite)


*weekly - Waitsfield Farmers Market, Saturdays 9-1 until mid-Oct 1 mile away


*Round up on the River June 22 - Sept 7, 5pm - dark across the street

*Yestermorrow (design/build school) summer lecture series

dates to be announced


*Betty's Beer Fest June 4

1/2 mile away - walkable

*Strawberry Festival June 18-19 2 miles away


*Mad River Valley Marathon July 10

(.7 mile to the start line)

*Vermont Mountain Bike Assoc Annual Festival July 22-24


*****Vermont Festival of the Arts Aug 1 - Sep 5

*Blueberry Festival Aug 13-14 (2 1/2 miles away)

*Vermont Music Fest Aug 19-21 1 mile


*Green Mountain Stage Race Sep 2 - 5


--Eddie's (week long) summer camps for kids Way cool! 2 miles away

-And what's really cool, a custom workshop for your kid's project

--Hartshorn Farm farm camp for 9-13 year olds (Aug 8-12 and July 11-15) (2 1/2 miles


--Yestermorrow design/build school 4 miles away

--Whole Systems Design permaculture farm 6 1/2 miles away

--Cooking: The Store (1 mile away)

--Pottery: Loretta Languet (802)279-5794

individualized instruction $30/student/hr, $50 for 2


--Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm (6 1/2 miles away)

--Mad River Stables riding lessons for all abilities

Barb Ferris (802)279-1249


Sugarbush Health and Recreation Center (7 1/2 miles away)

-KAYAK/TUBING trips, when the river is high enough

Clearwater Sports (.3 mile, walkable)


--The Skinner Barn 2 miles away

--Phantom Theater 7 miles away

--Valley Players 1/4 mile away

Are your kids serious skiers?

Consider Green Mountain Valley School, world class ski academy/high school (1 1/2 miles away)


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Waitsfield, Vermont

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter/ski season
Nov 18 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning C$94
Tax Rate 9.0%

Check with owner for pricing on longer terms.

*No shoes in the house please, especially ski boots. (There are mats to put shoes on.)
*You're responsible for shoveling your walkway.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Waitsfield, Vermont

Property Type:
  • cottage
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom is on the 2nd floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • 1 queen downstairs 2 twins upstairs
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Bicycle work stand - Feedback Pro Elite