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Description from owner

Enjoy all Stratton has to offer from this southern Vermont vacation home rental, nestled in the mountains in South Londonderry, less than a 15 minute drive away to the base of the slopes. Located closest to Stratton Mountain, the home is also just a short drive to Bromley and Magic Mountains.

This delightful home sits on over 11 private acres of meadow and woods! Views to the East of Magic Mountain from the home! You cannot see another house in any direction from late spring until late fall. You can definitely enjoy Vermont at your own pace here! Recently added, a new 42" flat screen wall mount tv!

For golfers, enjoy the scenic and challenging 27 hole golf course at Stratton designed by Geoffrey Cornish, which has hosted 6 LPGA tournaments, less than 15 minutes from our home. Also nearby is Tater Hill, an 18 hole course, designed in 1967 by Jordon & Associates.

Four newly refurbished bedrooms offer comfortable sleeping arrangements for up to 8 people. The bedrooms consist of a king, queen, and two twin rooms. Also newly updated is one of the baths, all ceramic tile, with a new shower with room for two and two shower heads. The kitchen is well appointed and has everything you need to cook and serve your family in a spacious layout, including a peninsula that seats four. The dining area easily seats 8. The living room is furnished with leather seating and has a tv with satellite and Hearthstone stove to keep you cozy on chilly evenings.

The home is equipped year-round with DSL wireless internet access.

The home was recently updated with all new energy efficient windows and a weather shield and new cedar siding.

The basement has a pool table, ping pong, toys and games, arcade style basketball game, and also has a stove to keep you cozy downstairs.

We have an extensive library of American Girl stories for your child's reading enjoyment! We have many early readers and children's chapter books as well as adult reading.

Well behaved, housebroken dogs are welcome with proof of current vaccinations. We also will give your dog a special welcome to Vermont treat!

Effective in 2008, all Vermont rental properties were required to be inspected and certified by the State of Vermont Division of Fire and Public Safety. Our home has been inspected and is in full compliance with state regulations. A certificate is posted in our home.

Beds: 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 4 Twin Beds

About the area

South Londonderry is a tiny village that is typical of Vermont and the lovely Green Mountains. Our home is within walking distance of the library and post office. In winter, you can also cross-country ski or snow shoe from the door along the lovely West River Trail. If you are attending the MSTA or Wanderlust events in June of 2016, we welcome you to stay in our home. In summer, you can hike or bike the lovely West River Trail, which is accessed from our road and follows the West River through the peaceful Vermont woods. Just hop on your bike from our door and leave the car behind. Don't miss the Strolling of the Heifers held in June, down Main Street in Brattleboro. This parade features up to 100 heifer calves, bedecked in flowers and led by future farmers, followed by cows, bulls, horses, goats, poultry, floats, tractors, bands, clowns, and much, much more! From Memorial Day through Columbus Day, stroll through the Farmer's Market on Saturdays in Londonderry showcasing the fresh vegetables and foods grown and made in Vermont. Enjoy the many 4th of July parades, nearby fishing, canoeing and kayaking lakes, old swimming holes (just ask us!), flea market in Newfane on Sundays, Townshend Auction for unique finds and entertaining auctioneer, and many church suppers and delicious restaurants. For golfers, spend the day at numerous golf courses just a short drive from our home. If you are a fisherman or woman, just ask us where the special places are where you can catch 16-19" trout, which is what we caught in 2015. The Orvis School of Flyfishing is in Manchester as is their flagship store. The Battenkill River is famous for fishing and is also great for canoeing with access points just south of Manchester. If you love tubing and floating in its special swimming holes, there are entry points all along the West River from Jamaica to Newfane and beyond. We can direct you to those places. If you're fond of horseback riding, a great stable is only 10 minutes from our home. How about something unique? The Land Rover Driving School is located at the Equinox Hotel in Manchester. With an instructor at your side, take control of the wheel in challenging off-road situations. July 5 through August 14, 2016, is the Vermont Summer Festival Horse show to be held at the Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset. If you are a participant or spectator, we welcome you to stay in our home in 2016. If you're lucky enough to be in Vermont in late July or mid-August, you're in for a treat! The Perseid Meteor Shower is always spectacular on a clear night, where you'll see at least one meteor a minute in a dazzling display right from a chair or blanket in the meadow or our brand new deck! Here is a better description of the three amazing meteor showers that can be viewed from our meadow, which surrounds our home: July 28-29 The Delta Aquarids - predawn, about 20 bright-yellow meteors occur per hour. Look for meteors to fan out east, north and west. July 29-30 The Capricornids - known for producing brilliant fireballs. It's best to observe right after sunset. If you can see the Milky Way, you'll probably be able to see this shower. August 12-13 The Perseids - look toward the constellation Perseus (about halfway above the horizon in the northeast quadrant of the sky) in the late evening. Recline with your feet facing south and look straight up. The Perseids should appear over your left shoulder...you could see 60 meteors in an hour. Local events coming up this summer as well as the picturesque fall foliage season: The Bondville Fair, in late August, features agricultural displays and contests, quilt show and contest, crafts, rides and games, music, bingo, truck, ox and horse pulling, antique tractors, clog and line dancing. The 32nd Annual Peru Fair, held in late September, is rated by the state's Chamber of Commerce as among Vermont's Top 10 events. The homespun Peru Fair steps off with a 9:45 a.m. parade, followed by a pig roast, live music, dancing, hay rides and other entertainment. Dozens of local artisans and food vendors. Parking available at nearly Bromley Mountain, with shuttle buses provided to and from the village. Columbus Day Weekend - The village of Newfane hosts its annual Heritage Festival on the common, a two-day craft show with great food served by the local church. If you like apple pie, this is the place to buy a yummy one, have some homemade soup and apple cobbler a la mode. The festival features something for everyone. Eighty juried crafters share the picturesque common with a farmer's market, inside and outside food booths, flea and book table, super raffle, children's corner, and musical entertainment. It's usually a beautiful fall foliage weekend! Weston is just a short drive with it's Vermont Country Store (now open 7 days) and charming shops. Manchester, a shopper's paradise, is only 20 minutes away. The village of Ludlow and Okemo Mountain are 30 minutes away. Both Bromley and Magic are within a 15 minute drive. In summer, Bromley is buzzing with activity with its alpine slide and many other activities and entertainment for families with children. New at Bromley is the addition of the Sun Mountain Flyer, one of only ten in the world, boasting four separate 1/2 mile zip lines! Our home is located on a quiet country road off Route 100, which "has been called the most scenic in New England" by Yankee magazine writer Michael Blanding. "In some circles, it's known as the 'Skier's Highway,' since it connects Vermont's giants - Mount Snow, Killington, Sugarbush, and Stowe - like knots on a whip." Let's not forget Stratton, which is only 15 minutes from our door! "But this road really comes into its own in autumn, hitting the peak of fall foliage not once but many times as it traces and up and down course along the unspoiled edge of Green Mountain State Forest." For snowmobile enthusiasts, we're not far from VAST trails in Bondville, off Kendall Farm Road, or in Londonderry off Route 11. Visit the Vermont Vast site for more info and to purchase trail maps. Restaurants to be found nearby are The Mill, Swiss Inn, American Grill, SoLo, Jake's, and Whiskey Dick's.



  • Grill
  • Heating
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding
  • Pool or snooker table

Reviews (5)

Excellent – based on 5 reviews Excellent
5 reviews

“Now We Know!”

Reviewed 9 Oct 2016

If you are looking for a well maintained, yet kid and pet friendly "home base" from which to tour, we recommend this owner and location hands down. They were a pleasure to work with and the home is in every way as described. Easy access to major highways; lots of interesting towns and historic sites and pristine fishing and hiking sites abound. We are delighted that we got to know Vermont.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind commens! We're so happy you enjoyed your Vermont stay in our home. Your 4-legged friend is always welcome. Thanks again for choosing our home for your Vermont visit.


Reviewed 28 Jun 2016

Very comfortable, clean home tucked back off the road. Private and quiet with everything you need. Lots of perfect outdoor space as well as inside space. Dog friendly with owners that are wonderful to work with. You will not be disappointed with this home

Owner's reply: Lisa, thank you! We're happy your visit was so enjoyable and appreciate that you chose our home for your stay in Vermont. We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back...and your four-legged family member is always welcome!

“Great place and location to stay in Vermont”

Reviewed 2 Nov 2014

As a result of our stay last September, 2013, we decided to stay once again at this home with our new dog, Luca. The location is great and very accessible (as I mentioned in our review from last year). The owners are very accomodating and interested in providing good services to their renters. The house is very clean and well maintained. The location is private, yet close to shops and stores. The fact that it is close to Rte. 100 and Rte. 11 makes it close to many of the main roads in Vermont where you need to travel (east to west and north to south) to get to wherever you want to go in the state. Our beloved German Shepherd was very happy with 'her' stay away from her home in PA. When you have a large dog, it is always better to have some space for them to relax and enjoy their time away from home. Luca thanks the owners for her gift. And, above all, we hope to be back again in the near future. Thanks again Linda and Henry.

Owner's reply: Joyce, we appreciate your kind comments about your stay. Thank you for choosing to return to our home in Vermont again this year! We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back in the future. Linda & Henry

“The perfect place for a seasonal family rental”

Reviewed 11 Jul 2011

We rented the house from December 2010 - April 2011 and had a great time. The setting is idyllic , the house well appointed and in great shape. Also, for the first time we did not really have to bring anything since the house is extremely well equipped - particularly the kitchen which we enjoyed tremendously since we are into cooking. The rooms are very cozy thus, making you feel to come home rather than to a rental place. The house is perfectly situated if you want to enjoy the skiing areas around since it's not only pretty close to Stratton, but also to Bromley, Magic Montain and Okemo. The only caveat is the driveway - if you do not have a 4-wheel-drive you will have difficulty making the drive up in the snow. The driveway gets cleaned whenever necessary but it's still tough to get up if you have a regular car.

“What a wonderful week!”

Reviewed 17 Aug 2009

I can't say enough good things about our stay. The house is beautiful, the location is great. Horseback riding, canoeing, all within a short drive. A great hiking trail right at the end of the driveway. And it was just easy to live there. All of the little things that we thought we'd need were already supplied. Thanks so much to our hosts, Linda and Henry!

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

We are a family of 7 with 5 kids between the ages of 8 and 13. This house was just perfect for us!!! I can't say enough how much we loved staying here during our winter ski season. We skied Stratton, Bromley and Okemo, they are all just around the corner and very convenient. An added bonus is the hospitality of the owners; they are just great people who are honest and attentive to your needs. I would highly recommend staying at this lovely home.
Chris L., New York, Winter Season 2005-06

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this house in July '06. We loved the location & the property itself. Kitchen was well-stocked. Our dogs also loved the spot & the special treats from the owners. We hope to stay there again!
Heather, Providence, RI, July 2006

We wanted to thank you so much, your house was perfect for us in so many ways. The kids loved the backyard, the toys and my 9 year old daughter was amazed that you had the same type of books that she loves to read. The cleanliness and tasteful decorations were much appreciated as well. Everything was so new and the cedar smelled great. We really enjoyed the remoteness and privacy as well. We are very much hoping to return next year. We already planned part of our itinerary and my kids claimed their beds. Estee and family, NJ, Summer, 2009

Thank you for letting us stay at your house. I really enjoyed it. My favorite thing or things I should say, is...THE BOOKS!! I just loved them! It was the best! My favorite book was "Samantha Saves the Day." I loved that book. It was the best vacation ever. Thanks to no one but you!!
Sincerely, M, New Jersey, Summer 2009

Had a wonderful time...it's a VERY beautiful place...what a piece of heaven! Thanks for everything.
Donna & Michael, MA, Summer 2009

Thank you for letting us stay at your house. I had a great time. P.S. Your house is beautiful. From E, NY, Summer 2009
Thank you very much for letting us stay at your house. I really enjoyed playing pool! :) Sincerely, K, NY, Summer 2009
Your house is awesome. We had a great time. Thanks.
From T, NY, Summer 2009

On arrival: We arrived and we wanted to thank you right away for all the wonderful updates!! My kids (and myself) are very excited about the new books and videos. We are hoping for a rainy day so we can hibernate. Thanks for thinking of us! The new deck will be perfect, I'm looking forward to a morning cup of coffee out there tomorrow. Thank you! We are so happy to be back.
On departure: Thank you so much for the comfortable stay. Once again my family had a fabulous time and your accommodations had a lot to do with it! The cleanliness and upkeep is remarkable and the upgrades as mentioned were appreciated immensely. The kids are already talking about next year. If all is well we will be in touch again sometime in January.
Daniel & Estee, NJ, Summer 2010

Thanks for letting us use your house. Your house is pretty. We enjoyed playing ping pong and pool. My dad loves the pool table. We hope we can come again next summer! The new deck on the front was PERFECT for watching the Perseids!
Jay and family, NY, Summer 2010

My wife and I met up with our US based son's family (wife and two daughters aged 5 and 3) at this lovely house. The location is excellent for swimming in pools and rivers, hiking on trails and cycling...and probably much more... that we just did not have time for!! We found the house well maintained and equipped. It was very clean with great play areas in both the grounds and basement.
(Five stars) Ian - Wales, Summer 2012

It's refreshing to find a home like yours that is so well taken care of and so very clean and inviting! It started our week off on a high note that only got better. We brought our two young grandchildren up to Vermont from South Jersey, which was very hot. It was lovely to be here in the mountains. The home is in such a perfect spot and your description of it was so true to your listing, so nice to have our own little private piece of Vermont for a little while...

It was nice to find such a well equipped kitchen and a great variety of books and games. Something we were particularly impressed with was the comfort of the beds!
We took hikes and bike rides on the trail at the end of your road...it must be even more beautiful in the fall when the leaves are changing. We took your suggestions for some of the local lakes and the children had a wonderful time in the water and so did we!
We appreciated your kindness in answering all of our questions before we arrived - we can tell you really did want us to enjoy every moment here.

It was nice to just sit on the deck and listen to the river down below in the late afternoon. The stars here are amazing at night and we brought the children out so they could see them too!
We even took them blueberry picking and made a homemade pie, and enjoyed blueberry pancakes. Thank you! We do that at home, too, but this pie tasted extra good!

Thank you for sharing your home. We're sorry we had to leave, but we'll definitely be back!

Barbara, New Jersey, Summer, 2013

First we would like to thank the owners for the warm welcome when we arrived and found pancake mix and Vermont maple syrup on the kitchen table awaiting us. When we decided to take this vacation, we wanted to do a bit of traveling thru Vermont to visit its' many beautiful sites that we had not seen before and revisit some of our regulars. We have been frequent travelers to Vermont for many years and find it is more cost-efficient to rent a home than stay in a motel if you plan on staying 5 days or more. This home is a beautiful, well-kept and well-organized home on a very private, yet accessible road in South Londonderry. We were looking for a good location close to main roads and yet not far from a supermarket, stores, and restaurants. We were close to Rt. 100, Rt. 11 and very accessible to Rt. 7, Rt. 4, and other main roads (i.e. Rt. 89), taking you to all of your travel destinations. We wanted to visit Weston-15 min., Manchester-20 min., Arlington-30 min., Ludlow-30 min, Woodstock-1 hr., Montpelier-2 hrs., Waterbury-2 1/4 hrs, Burlington-2 1/2 hrs., etc. We even traveled to visit our friends at the Monastery of New Skete in Cambridge, NY-1 hr., (not far from Arlington) with no travel problems due to our base in South Londonderry. This is a very convenient location to travel from. Even if you got back late from your travels, there are two good places to eat within 10 minutes from the home (Jake's-good pizza and The New American Grill-also offering takeout) plus a supermarket in the same shopping center for picking up your last minute necessities. Travel Rt. 11 west and you will find a multitude of restaurants to enjoy. We celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary at Johnny Seesaw's on Rt. 11 (great prime rib). The house is a beautiful one level home. It is very clean and efficient. The basement has so many accommodations for children and adults, it is unbelievable (i.e. pool table, air hockey, basketball, ping pong table, tv with games, and a multitude of toys and games to keep the children occupied). The property is a great place for pets and children to have fun and run and play outside. It is also a good place for seniors to rest, relax, and enjoy the beauty of the Vermont countryside. We definitely plan on returning to this beautiful home-away-from home in the near future. Thanks so much for sharing your home with us.
Joyce, Pennsylvania, October, 2013

Thank you so much for letting us stay here for a while. We had a wonderful time. We did a lot of cool stuff and saw a lot of cool things. Coming to Vermont is one of the highlights of our year and we already can't wait for next year. The time went by way too fast! Thanks again. The Kids. Thanks, it was another great vacation! Best year for the Perseids (although the clouds crept in just before peak---next year!) Great time! The Adults.
Jay, NY, August 2012

Linda & Henry, It was another great stay, although not the best for meteor showers--too much moon...
Thank you for letting us stay here again. We all had a wonderful time!
Jay and family, NY, August 2014

Thank you very much. A cool vacation. The house is beautifully located. Provides silence and peace. This is what we were looking for. Thank you.
Regards, Barbara and family, NY, Summer 2014