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*** Between May 1 and October 31, we have a $850 weekly rate. The price for the weeks of Christmas, New Year, Memorial Day, the 4th of July and Labor Day is $1000. Happy to negotiate midweek deals. Two night minimum year round.
During off-season, November - April 30, our rates are $150 a night during the week with a two night minimum and weekly rates are $800. Fridays and Saturdays are $200 nightly year round.
We welcome long-term monthly stays for $2100/ month off season, between November and May. Four people can stay at the house very comfortably. We charge an extra $50/nightly per person, for fifth and sixth guests. We also include a $75 cleaning fee. ***
Cool, artsy and aesthetically funky four-season lakehouse built using reclaimed flooring, concrete counters, zero VOC paint, passive solar and superior insulation. Designed by award-winning Vermont architects with a cool, artsy Dwell Magazine aesthetic.
2 BR, each with a comfy (firm) queen bed. Linens are included. House comes with internet, cable TV, kayak, canoe and board games as well as a dock and screened porch. Birdwatching / bass fishing paradise. Outstanding hiking, biking, kayaking, also golfing at Prospect Point, about a mile away, and swimming at nearby Crystal Beach.
Incredible location. Turtles nest in the front; blue herons in the back. Close to Green Mountain Collage, Castleton State and Middlebury College.
Available for two night minimum. Happy to negotiate deals for longer stays, especially for monthly rentals off season.
We welcome families, but a steep ladder leading to an unfinished loft makes this house inappropriate for children between the ages of 4-10. It's better for two adult couples, or fewer. Dogs are welcome.
We just finished building this home a few years ago and are careful about renting it out to people who will treat it well. Please respond with detailed information about yourself and your plans for your visit to Vermont.
No Smoking. Dogs welcomed. A steep ladder to an unfinished loft makes our house inappropriate for families with children between the ages of 3-9.
We booked a very last minute weekend outside the city and are so glad that we chose this one in plarticular. Great location, proximity to cute towns and fantastic walking trails. Beulah recommended some that were dog friendly, we chose the Rails to Trails in Castleton and had a great time. The house itself has everything you could possibly need and Beulah is quick to respond to any inquiries. Would love to return to this area and this lakehouse specifically!
Fantastic stay, very responsive and helpful host, beautiful house and surroundings. Couldn't have asked for a better weekend!
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We absolutely loved every second of our stay here. The cottage is perfectly sized with a fully-equipped kitchen, gorgeous, open living space, and two cozy bedrooms that made us feel right at home. The tall windows overlooking the lake (snow-covered lake, for us) created such a beautiful atmosphere any time of day. There is even an iPhone hook-up and quality speakers throughout the house that let us enjoy our music while we cooked, danced, and relaxed. Beulah was an exceptional host and provided all of the necessities, even some games that we thoroughly enjoyed.
This was by far one of our best finds! We can't wait to plan another weekend get-away here!
The place is beautiful. Perfectly located on a lake and only a 40 minute drive to Pico Mountain, which we went to for skiing. Whoever designed the house clearly knew what they were doing; the interior design is something to behold. Thanks again Beulah! We fully enjoyed our stay.
Everything was great and we really appreciated the instructions and tips. The house was amazing and we had a great time! Thank you so much for letting us stay at your home!!
Wonderful get-away that combines beautiful scenery with easy access to food, activities, etc. We made a somewhat last-minute reservation for a long weekend and Beulah was quick to confirm our reservation and provide recommendations based on our interests. (This was very helpful since it saved me the time to do research on where to go and what to eat!)
Both the home's interior and the views make it feel like a special getaway. I noticed the noise only when I listened for it - we spent most of our days on the lake side of the house (either walking across the frozen lake or enjoying the view from the living room).
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About the Host, Beulah
We rent two properties-- a guest room and bath in our private home in the middle of Washington DC, and a AIA award-winning lakehouse we built on the shore of Lake Bomoseen in west central Vermont.
My wife and I are busy professionals who work in politics and journalism. We have family in Vermont who manage the property there for us. What follows is applicable exclusively to our DC property, but I am happy to supply tons more info about Vermont.
In DC, we're looking for sweet-natured, self sufficient guests for our spare room, which comes with its own living room and private bath .
Most of our renters are here for internships, fellowships, rotations and so on. Our house is perfect for a short-term situation for people whose lives are elsewhere. But we are happy to accept renters who are here just for a day or so.
Our own bedroom/ bath is at the front of the second floor; in the back are two bedrooms, a private bath, and a washer dryer. We sometimes rent out the two rooms in the back. That includes all utilities except phone. Your space has a small refrigerator, coffeemaker and a microwave, which our renters use instead of the kitchen.
Rent also includes fast wifi, premium cable/ satellite television including HBO, a DVD/VCR, and a cleaning lady who comes every two weeks. The back of the second floor is basically your space and you can use the larger of the two bedrooms more or less as a living room.
The room comes with bed, all linens including towels, iron and ironing board, hangers, dresser and a bookshelf. The living room has a futon, TV and coffee table. The setup is designed so that you need only show up with your suitcase. We also have a bike, lock and helmet --it's incredibly easy to zip downtown, U St, H St, Dupont Capitol Hill, wherever, on the bike, and most of our renters have enjoyed having it. You're of course also welcome to bring your own bike, or a car -- let us know if we'll need to get you a temp parking permit. There's also a Capital Bikeshare docking station just two blocks from our house.
Robin and I are quiet, private, hardworking professionals in our early 40s. I am a journalist, she works in politics.We prefer to rent to similarly quiet, private people who are respectful of our space.
We have a very well-behaved dog who never enters the back of the second floor. Street parking is ample and safe. The neighborhood is in transition, as they say, but it’s very central and friendly and we don’t know anyone who has ever had a problem. I walk/bike to work downtown every day and our house is Bloomingdale adjacent-- three blocks from the superlative Big Bear coffeehouse, and also super close to Uncle Chips coffee, the Washington Firehouse, the DC Smokehouse, a terrific, inexpensive yoga studio (the Bloomingdale Yoga District), Red Hen, Rustik, Boundary Stone, the Pub and the People, etc.
Additionally, there is a Harris Teeter supermarket and restaurants right by the NoMa metro. We are very close to XM, NPR, Howard University, Children's Hospital and Georgetown Law (NOT the main campus.)
On the whole our renters have been on hectic schedules and just need someplace clean, quiet and civilized to come home and crash. We look for renters who have lives elsewhere and won't be bringing people over. You must be comfortable with our no-guests rule. (I know it sounds strange, but in Washington, there are plenty of people here just for the short term for whom it's not a problem.)
We're friendly and want to ensure your comfort but expect you'll be capable of maneuvering around the city and letting yourself in and out on your own.
Gay friendly a must.