Guests love hanging out here and looking at the gorgeous view of the huge garden and oodles of mature maples that surround it.Welcome to Pleasant Street Suite!

Entire home/apt

5 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds

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Pleasant Street Suite is a fantastic place for couples, friends or families who want a relaxing escape in Vermont--for great outdoor fun, top localvore dining, villages full of character, pubs, shops, art and stunning scenery! Hope to see you soon!

The space

A full suite with private entrance and balcony at only $130 per night! Pleasant Street Suite offers the best of Vermont lodgings for a classic New England vacation in a cozy but contemporary, well-appointed and comfortable home base. You'll have far more space, amenities and privacy than most inns or hotels can offer, for a remarkably low price. And because we're fully licensed, we have all the zoning, water, health and fire permits (and the peace of mind that comes with them) that purely private listings don't offer.

With parking right outside, the comfort and independence of living in a vibrant village neighborhood, and available yet unobtrusive proprietors, it's the balance of entertainment, adventure, solitude and service that inspires guests to come back often and tell their friends.

This is a private, spacious, 530'-sq. vacation flat in Southeastern Vermont, situated at the far end of a handsome arts-and-crafts era home in a quiet but groovy residential village (great taverns and live music right around the corner). The suite sleeps up to four (even five, with a twin mattress we can bring in) and features a big bedroom with queen bed plus living room with futon couch ($30 per extra person/night for use as a 2nd bed). There is wireless DSL, DirectTV/HD/DVD and an iPod dock. The sunny bathroom has a big oval tub/shower, the living room has a 7'-tall arched window, and there are ventilating, louvered skylights in every room plus your own private balcony and entrance. Please note that the AC unit is a portable one in the bedroom which helps cool the whole suite, as does a big fan in the livingroom. As our openable windows are in the form of skylights, our traditional AC options are few. However, with summers getting hotter every year, we are having an AC assessment done to figure out if one of the mini-split ACs will work in this unique space and will install the best option that's approved.

The kitchen nook, which seats four, has a fridge, microwave, electric kettle, coffee pot, toaster, a full set of china, flatware, water glasses, wine glasses, mugs and mixing bowls. There are two options regarding taking care of used dishes: guests can put them on a tray on the balcony at the end of the day and I'll wash and return them by morning, and there's also a sponge and dishwashing liquid under the bathroom sink for doing a few things quickly.

When you arrive, on the table inside the suite you'll find list of local restaurants, shops, and cultural venues, plus a walking/trail map of the village, along with other suite info.

In terms of dining, there are several options literally right around the corner: a restaurant that has a cozy tavern room with great pub food and a formal dining room with more elegant fare, plus patio and garden seating where you can order from either menu and a village market with great deli counter and full groceries, both gourmet and standard, that guests often use for bringing meals and treats back to the suite. Opening soon, the Saxtons River Cafe, which will be serving breakfast and lunch! And just a few miles up the road in several directions are oodles of other fantastic restaurants, bistros, diners and delis.

Once you book the suite and Air gives us each other's emails, we can send you our full list of local dining, entertainment, outdoor fun, etc. so you can plan your week ahead of time if you like.

For entertainment and adventure, also around the corner are great playhouse theaters, hiking, biking, running track, tennis courts, swimming, kayaking, picnicking, Nordic skiing and snowshoeing.

A short drive away are countless more cultural venues, music clubs, restored vintage movie houses, retail shops/outlets, Alpine resorts, major rivers, lakes and endless opportunities for relaxation and fun. And the Vermont Country Store is just a few miles up the road!

At only $130 per night, this is an affordable, fully appointed, perfectly located and completely private alternative to noisy, high-priced inns and hotels, with parking right outside your door plus the comforts, character and independence of life in a vibrant village neighborhood (ask us about our special long-term rates too!). We're right next to Vermont Academy and a short drive from Brattleboro, Grafton, Putney, Chester, Bellows Falls, Okemo, Stratton and Magic Mountain--the best of Vermont skiing, shopping, dining and culture, for romantic getaways, business travel and family fun.

Pleasant Street Suite offers the perfect balance of entertainment, adventure and tranquility, for brief or lengthy escapes and inside the suite is a full list of local dining, entertainment, adventure and shopping options, with your proprietors always available for more recommendations!

Our guestbook says it all: "So relaxing and peaceful--we'll be back!"- MM "What a fabulous home-away-from-home you've created!"- JC "Everywhere I turn there's another nice, subtle touch of style and I've also enjoyed your book selection."- NP "I had an incredible time!"- LK "You've thought of every comfort and it's so clean that we immediately felt welcome!"- BL "It's been perfect for all four of us and we got the best sleep ever."- CZ "What a wonderful surprise to find your suite even sweeter than advertised."- BL

**Extra guests requiring use of futon couch/bed are $30 each per night and pets are $10 each per night.

Guest access

You'll have the entire suite and balcony all to yourselves, with complete privacy and a view of the large back garden and surrounding trees. The suite is at the far back end of our huge home and we live at the front end, so while we are always available in case you need anything, many guests only see us at the start of their stay and perhaps occasionally in the driveway. The house is a 3,000' sq. arts-&-crafts style 1920 home and it's built like a fortress, so we rarely hear a peep from guests and vice versa. There aren't any directly shared walls either because between the suite and the main house are stairs and storage rooms.

As regards the garden and lower porch, we use them but guests are welcome to hang out on the lawn, use the hammock and Adirondack chairs, etc.

Interaction with guests

We are always available if you need anything at all, but besides saying hello after you arrive and get settled in, we'll respect your privacy and leave you to enjoy the suite!

Other things to note

In winter, the garden path entrance is blocked by snow, so please enter through the garage. No matter what time of year, always be careful of slick surfaces. We have an up-to-code railing on the steps up to your balcony and we salt the steps in winter, but do be cautious. Also, in winter, please park parallel to garage a good 5' or so away, as ice could slide off roof. During all your travels throughout the area in winter, be aware of the potential for ice falling from rooftops as well as slippery roads, paths and steps. The road crews do a great job at snow management--plowing, salting and sanding roads--so travel is generally much easier here in winter than a lot of cities along the eastern seaboard, so Vermont is an awesome place to visit, all year round!

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 30 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 13%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 3PM

We want everyone to consider this their home away from home, relax, spread out and be comfy (without leaving it looking like The Who's hotel room circa 1965, that is!), so no need to treat it with kid gloves. It's fine to reorganize kitchen items to make room for your things, turn the table and chairs however you like them, re-angle the living room TV cart (but carefully as it is very heavy and so no cables are pulled please).

Also, per Fire Marshall regulations, guests may not bring *ANY* electric kitchen appliances in, including but not limited to hot plates, stoves, rice cookers, crockpots, etc.

There is no smoking (of any kind) in the suite--again per VT State Fire Marshall--and we have to ask (based on past negative experience) that no candles are lit either, for the safety of everyone in the suite and the entire house (with the exception of b-day cake candles, as long as they're blown out fast!).

On that note, since this is New England, where severe weather can occasionally make the power go out, it's a good idea to bring a flashlight, in case the one in the suite isn't enough. We usually only have outages once or twice a year, and only for a few minutes or maybe an hour or two, but on occasion major storms come through and there will be no power for a day or more. In those cases, the storms are usually predicted fairly accurately but there is no guarantee--and no refunds--when it comes to inclement weather.

Re: pets, any person renting out this guest suite hereby agrees to pay the original purchase cost of any furniture, linens or other item in the suite that their dog (or cat or other pet) might damage or destroy, including but not limited to chairs, futon, mattress, duvets, etc. In addition, any medical, legal or other expenses related to injuries caused to any person by animals owned by Pleasant Street Suite guests must be covered by the guest, whether through his or her homeowner's insurance or out of pocket.

Please put any poop bags on the ground next to the large trash bin on the driveway.

Please do not put loose trash into driveway bin, but only in the suite kitchen trash bin.
The only other request is to please turn interior lights off and heat or AC down when you leave, though do leave outside light on in case you'll be returning at night, so you can see the stairs and entrance more clearly.

When you arrive, on the table inside the suite you'll find list of local restaurants, shops, and cultural venues, plus a walking/trail map of the village, along with other suite info.

We look forward to seeing you!



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

118 Reviews

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Karel & Eva User Profile
July 2017
Annie's place is clean, spacious, and private. It is a great base for exploring the Green Mountains region. Annie is a wonderful host. We highly recommend Pleasant Street Suite!!!

Jessica User Profile
July 2017
Annie did a marvelous job making sure my boyfriend and I were comfortable. Annie was always around to provide anything we needed. She was so friendly, even stopped by to introduce herself and say hello. I highly recommend this spot for a time away from chaos, and among nature. Thank you Annie, for making New Jersey folks feel so at home.

Ruth User Profile
July 2017
Annie is a warm, welcoming host and a great communicator. The apartment is quiet, comfortable and fun -- the summer view from the living room convinces you that you are living in a tree house in a beautiful forest. The night sky viewing off the deck is not to be missed. Saxton's River is a perfect quiet beautiful peaceful escape. Also extremely convenient to Vermont Academy. Would stay again and hope to have the chance to do so!

Steve User Profile
June 2017

Anthony User Profile
May 2017
Excellent space to relax and unwind. It is everything Annie describes, and a little bit more. My girlfriend, myself, and our puppy were more than comfortable. Would definitely recommend.

John User Profile
April 2017
Quaint Town, very nice Flat with awesome deck.

Wendy User Profile
March 2017
Annie's place was a perfect get away for us with our three children. We loved walking to the general store, hiking and enjoy visiting the neighboring communities in the area. Very easy to access, clean and very organized with lists of great hikes in the local area. We will definitely be back!

Saxtons River, Vermont, United StatesJoined in September 2010
Annie User Profile

I moved here from the San Francisco Bay Area in 2001 and, having visited relatives in Maine since childhood, I already had an abiding love for New England and first-hand knowledge of what makes holidays here truly meaningful. That perspective greatly informs my goal to make the experience of every Pleasant Street Suite guest as ideal and customized as possible. Having first encountered Vermont while on vacation, I also know that spacious, well-appointed, clean and comfortable lodgings are crucial to any fun and fulfilling getaway.

As a travel, arts and culture writer for various publications, including New York Times, the Boston Globe, Associated Press, Art in America, etc.--as well as having had a weekly column in Vermont's oldest newspaper, the Rutland Herald, for 3 years--I know first-hand all that Vermont has to offer. There are so many types of diversions--from galleries and antique shows to kayaking and skiing--and I have heaps of info on the best options in the region, for individuals, couples, families and/or folks here on business. This is a very special corner of the world and, as both an urban refugee and travel writer, I've come to know it inside and out, so just ask and I'll be happy to help!

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