About this listing
Whether you are in VT for a leaf-peep and a hike, a ski trip, or a beer-cation, Luci's 'Mont House is your retreat at the end of a busy day! Walking distance to amazing restaurants, bars, shops, etc. Or stay in and cook in the well-equipped kitchen.
Welcome to this in-town cottage located in the village of Waterbury, VT! This cozy house offers three bedrooms, with a queen-size bed, a full-size bed, and two bunk beds, along with one bathroom. Lots of character and cozy spaces make for a welcome retreat after a busy day of travel.
Expect a comfortable stay featuring lofted ceilings, a fully equipped kitchen (with gas range and dishwasher), patio and barbecue, and toys and games to keep everyone occupied on a rainy afternoon. Wireless internet, local broadcast TV, and unlimited US and Canada calling on the house phone are all included. The house sits on a quiet dead-end street within a 5-minute walk to downtown shops and restaurants.
The house is one "block" from a great natural playground. Within 5-minutes walking (about a quarter mile) you will find yourself in the heart of Waterbury Village, known for its great restaurants, featuring hearty meals (think local meats/cheeses/veggies) and vast beer selection (both locally made and from around the world). The shops include grocer, local book shops, antiques, a toy store, etc. Don't forget a visit to Green Mountain Coffee (within walking distance and also the site of the Amtrak station) and Ben & Jerry's ice cream factory (a 5-minute drive).
Arrive via highway (located right off I-89), bicycle, or Amtrak train. Stowe, Sugarbush, Mad River Glen, and Bolton Valley resorts are all within 30 minutes drive. Burlington, VT is also about 30 minutes drive. The village of Waterbury also offers a skate rink, swimming pool, performance center, reservoir with beach, walking trails, farmer's markets, live music and events all year round! If this is your first time visiting, you will be amazed at how much there is to do in the area.
The house is our family getaway away and we want to share it with you! Known to us as Luci's 'Mont House (our then 2-year-old daughter's naming), we hope you will enjoy the place as much as we do. While it's certainly not fancy, you will find the place comfortable, quiet, and a great place to come home to after what is sure to be a busy day in this great part of Vermont! Send us an inquiry if you are interested or have any questions about the house or the area.
Standard rates: $150/night up to a maximum of $800 for up to 7 nights or up to a maximum of $2,200 for up to 30 nights. Nightly and weekly rates including the 9% hotel tax are $163/night and $800/week. Note: rates may vary/ holiday and weekend rates may be higher. Feel free to inquire if you think airbnb has miscalculated and we will be happy to check.
A few other notes: 1) $60 cleaning fee is mandatory for all stays. 2) One well-behaved dog may be allowed with permission (and additional cleaning fee of $25). 3) For the comfort of all our guests, there is absolutely no smoking allowed. 4) Price includes 9% VT Hotel Tax for stays less than 30 days (stays of 30 days or greater are governed by a lease and exempt from hotel tax).
The house is yours alone, we will not be there during your stay but will be available should you need anything or have questions.
Interaction with guests
We expect to speak with you via phone upon your arrival. Otherwise, we are always available by phone during your stay but will not otherwise see you.
This neighborhood is usually quiet, despite it's close proximity to the village. The yard is very small and not very private but you will generally find the neighbors to be very friendly, so you should feel free to wave or say hello!
Plan to walk within the village - it's a lovely place to walk around, the sidewalks are generally plowed, and you will enjoy views of the mountains from the quiet streets of Waterbury.
Other things to note
We're happy to answer any questions about the area or provide recommendations - please tell us your interests and we will direct you. It's actually surprising just how much there is to do and see in the area!
Limit of 6 guest with up to two passenger vehicles (others may park in park-n-ride lot by highway - about 1 mile away). One well-behaved dog allowed, but any damage will be taken out of security deposit. Absolutely no smoking; smoking will result in loss of security deposit. We request that shoes come off at the door. Please treat this house with care so that we may continue to share it with other guests and enjoy it ourselves.
My husband, Craig, and I are raising our two girls, ages 2 and 4, in beautiful Colchester, VT. We love to commute by foot and by bicycle, spend our free time outdoors whenever possible, and enjoy eating all of the fresh, local foods that abound in VT. Hosting guests, both in our home and in our Waterbury cottage, is one of our great joys because we have met so many wonderful people and we love to share our spaces to provide a more "real" travel experience.