About this listing
Our guest quarters (a cozy, private apartment with kitchenette) is within the front of our 1890 carriage house. We're in the historic hill section of Burlington at the bottom of a very quiet, dead end street, yet a short walk to downtown and UVM.
Our 1890 carriage house was converted to a house a number of years ago. The guest quarters are essentially a private apartment within the front our carriage house and consists of a bedroom, bathroom and separate sitting area with kitchenette equipped with a microwave, sink, electric kettle & fridge as well as a washer/dryer. There is a door that separates the guest quarters from the rest of the house (see photos). We share the front hallway. You'll find breakfast items (teas, coffee, juice, milk, granola, oatmeal) stocked in your fridge/cabinet. Help yourself! Cable TV, WIFI, radio/cd player. Fresh linens & towels are provided. Park right in front of our house. Our sweet, quiet and friendly dog, Woody, is a cairn terrier~ a non-shedding hypoallergenic breed. He stays in our living quarters. Price includes 11% rooms & meals tax and cleaning fees.
We're looking forward to meeting you!
For guests that may stay with us during the warmer months, please feel free to enjoy the gardens in the back and side yards. Enjoy that book in one of our lawn chairs or simply watch the birds come & go from our bird feeder and bird bath.
Interaction with Guests
While we leave a binder in the guest quarters for you to peruse with a walking map, dining suggestions, hikes etc., please feel free to ask us anything!
We are uniquely located on a very tiny, quiet, garden-lined, dead end street in the historic hill section of Burlington, yet only a 10 min. walk to our vibrant Church Street downtown and UVM. We're located in the heart of Champlain college. We offer full privacy, green space and quiet outside your bedroom window. Folks love our very unique and quiet setting. You would never know you were in the middle of the Vermont's largest city!
While we're a short walk from downtown, there's a free shuttle to the waterfront a few blocks away that runs up and down College Street during the week throughout the year and expands to the weekends during the warmer months. Easy access to all transportation. Bike rentals nearby for the bike path!
Other Things to Note
In lieu if imposing a two night minimum during the week, we do have an extra charge of $25 for all one-night stays during our busy season (mid-April- mid-Nov) and a two night weekend minimum (Friday-Sunday) during the height of our season. The one night fee will be added to your card as a special rate.
We're happy to have the spare bed made up for any pairs not wishing to share the bedroom (i.e.- mother/daughter, siblings, good friends but not THAT close, etc). A one-time fee of $35 will be charged for use of the spare bed in the sitting room regardless of how many nights (a week or one night~ same fee) . We like to accommodate pairs of folks that may not wish to share the big bed. As this use is often spontaneous, this fee is a cash transaction handled separately from Airbnb during the time of your visit
We don't use the guest quarters other than getting our laundry done between guests. For folks with longer stays, we may need to toss a load in while you're out. We always ask!
-Please no smoking on the premises (inside and out).
-In the Vermont tradition, we take off our shoes and leave them in the mudroom (the front hallway).
-Re: noise~ this is a tiny, quiet neighborhood. :)
-Please do not allow outside visitors you don't know into our home. Your own guests are always welcome!
-Woody, the dog, is very friendly & stays in our living quarters. Please don't let him outside- no matter how much he may plead! He'll bolt for the squirrels!
-While we are animal lovers ourselves, we regret that we cannot accommodate your pet. Some folks very allergic. Our own Woody is a non-shedding hypoallergenic Cairn terrier. So sorry!
-We do not rent to minors.
-Looking forward to meeting you!
We're a fun, relaxed & casual household and we love to travel. A family of four, we have two sons. My husband (with a partner) owns & manages a local company- Vermont Energy. I'm a working artist/painter with a studio nearby and also teach (painting/drawing). We have a sweet dog (cairn terrier), Woody and a shy cat. I've lived here for over 30 years and love everything this great town has to offer. We both love the outdoors and take great inspiration from the farms, woods, lake, rivers, mountains and natural wonders that surround us.