The SpaceThis 200 yr old home is updated yet a traditional New England farmhouse- so a mix of old and new. There's a walk-in pantry, big authentic farmhouse sink, and an ample, covered, back porch facing the fields and barns. We have newer appliances, bathroom fixtures and plumbing. A perfect home for a retreat or a family gathering, with varied library, the house is equipped for cooking and has a dishwasher. An extra twin bed or sleeper couches can be set-up for additional guests (extra fee each). The twin bedroom can be made up into a "king."
There are clear maple floors downstairs with area rugs, and carpet for the upstairs bedroom. This is a dedicated guest house, not someone's home, so you can enjoy the uncluttered, roomy feel. It's a surprisingly big house, with no wasted space or hallways. Guest AccessYou will need to drive to the home, take a cab, or be a marathon runner... The home is situated on a farm just off a dirt road with a circular driveway that is shared with a woodworking shop, and two barns. The location is bucolic with ample parking in the driveway and we allow for up to 4 cars per rental group. Keys will be left in the opened house for guests prior to arrival. Interaction with GuestsWe live 1/4th of a mile up the road and are available to answer questions or assist if a problem arises. We are seasoned landlords and enjoy hosting guests on the farm. We are respectful and kind and just ask that you be respectful and kind in return.
There is a small auxiliary apartment over the Guest House kitchen/dining area, with a separate entrance on the back porch. The young resident couple keeps an eye on the property with us. They are friendly, quiet, and are a nurse and EMT & mechanic by profession. Thus, we ask guests to be reasonable concerning loud noises. The NeighborhoodBaldwin Rd. is a beautiful dirt road; a highly sought- out rural area close to the city of Burlington and 15 minutes from Lake Champlain with rolling pastures and meadows, Lewis Creek (river), mountain views, and even a public-access wooded trail just a half mile from the rental property. Historic covered bridges are within a few miles. Most homes, including ours, have virtual privacy with no close neighbors. Hinesburg Village is 3 miles away and is full service with many places to eat and drink, as well as a large grocery store, banks, shops, library, doctors, pharmacy, etc. There is a lake with public beach access in the summer, and miles upon miles of free, public mountain biking, walking, and hiking trails. The airport is 20 minutes away, and downtown Burlington is 30 minutes away. Middlebury is 45 minutes away, and skiing at Bolton Valley is a 30 minute drive. Sugarbush, Mad River Glen,or the Middlebury Snowbowl are a 45 minute drive. Stowe Mountain Resort and Smuggler's Notch Resort are an hour's drive. There's lots of options for walks or hikes in our area. Getting AroundIt is easiest to have your own vehicle in this location, if you plan to come and go with any frequency. Taxi and Uber services are easily available. A taxi ride one-way to the BTV airport will cost about $40 and takes less than 30 minutes. Public bus transportation to Burlington and many other nearby towns and small cities is also available from Hinesburg Village, which is 3 miles from this home:
It is easy to bike into Hinesburg Village, but bicycles are not provided with the rental of this home. There are no sidewalks on this dirt road. Other Things to Note$$ - Airbnb's fee probably includes our VT 9% state room tax. The number of guests you have include children- who incur water use, towels, trash, extra sleeping arrangements, and often extra cleaning. So please state your total guests. There is an extra fee for more than 7 and can be negotiated with me.