The SpaceFlexible check-in/check-out, and cancelation policy! Your satisfaction, comfort, and convenience is what matters most!
Excellent location - this listing is the most centrally located listing in Montpelier. You can easily walk everywhere in downtown. A wild, small front-yard flower garden welcomes you to this 120 year old Vermont house.
Guest bedroom is available in the third floor apartment (additional bedroom available upon request).
The bedrooms are sized generously (~13x11), fully furnished, well-lit by a couple of lamps (bright and efficient LED bulbs), and each has a very comfortable and new queen mattress (on the firmer side - mattress topper available upon request). The south-facing bedroom looks onto the street and some of Montpelier's charming church and clock towers.
Fresh towels, linens, pillows, etc. are all provided. To ensure your comfort, the room has its own heating unit and fan, and there are extra blankets, quilts, mattress topper, and pillows upon request!
The galley kitchen's dormer window looks out onto the golden dome of the neighboring VT Statehouse. The kitchen features a sleek flat-top electric stove and convection oven, and a full-size refrigerator. The kitchen is fully stocked with kitchen supplies, including a toaster oven, an electric hot water kettle, 3 ways to brew your coffee (drip machine, stovetop espresso, and an AeroPress), a coffee bean grinder, and an assortment of teas and locally-roasted coffee beans - all included for your enjoyment.
The snug, *shared bathroom is located just off the kitchen and features a bathtub/shower with a curved shower curtain rod. The bathroom is well-lit, and many basic amenities are provided (soap, shampoo, towels, toilet paper, and hair dryer). The shower has very good water pressure, and the hot water is both quick to arrive and lasts a long time. * The bathroom is only shared if I'm home, which is only the case about half the time - otherwise you'd have the apartment all to yourself.
The house has a shared, free laundry room just between the 1st floor apartment and the front foyer - you're welcome to use it in the daytime between 8am-8pm.
RATE AND POLICY:
The base rate is $50/night Sunday-Thursday and $60/night Friday-Saturday. Hosts receive about 94% of the base rate (Airbnb has a host fee). In addition to the base rate, Airbnb charges the guest a booking fee, which is around $7/night.
A $10 cleaning fee (lowest on Airbnb) and $100 refundable security deposit apply to every reservation. Two guests are included; if your group is larger, it's $20/night per additional guest. Flexible check-in, check-out, and cancelation policy. Guest AccessGuest access is simple and straightforward: right up the front porch, through the front-door and up the flight of stairs (steep) to the door leading up to the 3rd floor apartment where your cozy accommodation awaits! This two bedroom, 3rd-floor apartment offers you 1 private bedroom with a common entry/living room, galley kitchen, and a small, shared bathroom. When you make a reservation, Airbnb will send you all details regarding check-in.
The second bedroom is available upon request - just ask if you're needing more than one bedroom for your stay. Interaction with GuestsI travel frequently, so we may not meet in-person, but I have an easy "self check-in" process. If I'm not around Montpelier and have guests before/after you, I will be sending you the simple details about the "DIY" (e.g. make your own bed) process that many of my guests use. If I'm around Montpelier, I'm always happy to trade some stories over a local, craft beer. Either way, I'm happy to answer your questions about Montpelier and central Vermont, and of course point you in the right direction for local places to go and things to do! The NeighborhoodMontpelier is full of some of VT's finest food, drink, theater, and scenery!
Your cozy downtown room is in a prime location, being within a 5-minute walk of Montpelier's many landmarks and hotspots, such as: the VT Statehouse, the beautiful hilltop Hubbard Park, Three Penny Taproom, Positive Pie, Kismet, Chill, Capitol Grounds, Wilaiwan's, Mad Taco, and Hunger Mountain Coop (10-min. walk).
Montpelier folk are friendly and helpful... it's the kind of place where you can ask anyone for directions, and people mean it when they ask how you're doing.
Going skiing or hiking? Montpelier is right in the middle of it all - here's a list of the drive times to local destinations for outdoor recreation:
* Morse Farm (7 min)
* Bolton (30 min)
* Trapp Family Lodge (30 min)
* Sugarbush/Mt. Ellen (35 min)
* Stowe/Mt. Mansfield (38 min)
* Blueberry Lake (40 min)
* Mt. Abraham (40 min)
* Burlington downtown & waterfront (45 min)
* Camel's Hump (45 min)
* Smuggler's Notch (1 hr)
* Craftsbury (1 hr)
* Kingdom Trails/Burke (1 hr 5 min)
* Killington/Pico (1 hr 10 min) Getting AroundEverything in downtown Montpelier is easily walkable, and the GMTA bus service is a 7-minute walk away (for transit to Waterbury, Burlington, etc). Other Things to NoteThis is a safe space, welcoming of all people.
A caution: light sleepers may be challenged by the thin walls/floors of this house, and the fact that being downtown in a small city can mean some frequent street noise. The house is on a small but busy street, and looks out onto a large parking lot, the rear of a busy USPS post office (trucks move frequently) and a clock tower (which sounds at the top of every hour - e.g. 12 times at midnight, 4 times at 4am and 4pm).
* PARKING *
Winter (Nov 15 - April 1):
There is a total overnight (1am-6am) winter parking ban in effect on my street. As the Montpelier City website states: "Failure to move your car may result in a $15 ticket and a $65 towing charge."
You may use the free, overnight parking in the city-owned, metered parking lots found behind the Rite-Aid on Main Street (5 min walk from my house), or behind the Capitol Plaza Hotel / Northfield Savings Bank / Christ Episcopal Church (3 min walk from my house if you walk through the parking lot opposite of my house).
On-street (free!) parking only. The driveway is strictly reserved for downstairs tenants and neighbors.