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Hobbitish Fantasy in The Lush Green Mountains VT

Earth house hosted by Pepper & Cynthia
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the earth house to yourself.
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
House rules
This place isn’t suitable for children under 12 and the host doesn’t allow parties or smoking.
Take an enchanted mini-vaca to the 'The Hill' ... fantasy architecture on 12 lovely green acres! Unique 1100 sq. ft. home was a design/build project completed by the hosts in 2018.

The space
Please NO inquiries or requests without having 2 reviews from previous stays with Airbnb. (See note below for explanation.)

Hobbiton is the movie set of The Hobbit. People travel to New Zealand from around the world in part just to walk past the little Hobbit holes of the Shire, which are only facades... ‘The Hill’ however, is not! This earth-sheltered, fantasy architecture home is one that you can easily drive to and for a wee adventure. Charming Tolkienesque styling, filled with antiques and special touches that will transport you to a time away. This design/build project combines old-world charm mixed with all modern conveniences. The cottage has a great view of the valley from the walk-on roof and is only a 5-minute stroll down meadow paths to Sissy's Take-Away Kitchen voted a top gourmet cafe in Vermont open Thursday - Sundays B/L/D. Order online and enjoy a picnic in her gardens. Our Pub and Kitchen freezers have Sissy's dinners to purchase in case she's closed when you come. Gather fresh eggs from our chicks for your am breakfast and pick blueberries in July.

Accommodations: There is a queen bed in the master bed nook which adjoins a full bath with a claw foot tub on the 'Baggs Inn', which is the living side of the space with a full kitchen. In the Double Dragon Pub,’ there is a Murphy bed and the Pub has a full bath with a shower. The garden includes a claw foot tub for a hot soak and stargazing as well as an outdoor hot/cold shower. A fire-pit for sing-alongs is outside the pub. There is a landline as phone service is spotty...best service is AT&T...but WiFi calling will work. Fiber optic wifi, smart TV...but consider treating yourself to a tech-free weekend. There are darts and board games in the pub, archery, quoits, corn-hole, bocce. Swim in a spring-fed pond, May, June & July...floatation devices provided.
Well-behaved, non-shedding dog under 25 lbs. is welcome with a fee and a refundable deposit.

NOTE: Guests who are large in size/height and/or weight will not be comfortable...the toilet stall is very narrow, antique chairs smaller and more fragile, tight spaces include: bedroom nook...pass-through bar...kitchen cooking/seating area & dining area. So sorry! We do have another unique stay/ listing at 'Post & Beam Beauty on Higher Ground' that can accommodate 2 couples as well as extra guests including an infant (not crawling). The full nursery includes a crib, baby bath, and changing table.

NOTE: We do NOT wear a mask on our private property. We are happy to physically distance when in conversation and will wear a mask in closer quarters...tour of the space for instance. If you are not comfortable with this policy please don't book. Thanks!

RE: Guests must have at least two good reviews on Airbnb to book with us.
After any Airbnb stay, you will write a review on your stay and the host will also write a review on your care of their home as well as your level of communication, following the house rules etc. The point of the review for the host is to determine the level of cleanliness and respect of the property of the Airbnb guest...personal interviews and professional references in place of reviews tell us nothing regarding the level of cleanliness etc of a guest. Likewise, the reviews written about us provide booking guests with important information... is the property is clean? were the hosts considerate?... the stay is worth the money? Our home is uniquely decorated and took us personally 6,000 hours of design and building and it was expensive to build. Booking people who have no reviews is like handing over the keys to our home to strangers walking up the driveway who say "We like this place". Thanks for understanding that without reviews we will decline all requests as reviews are the only way to provide us with a sense of security regarding the care of our home. We have over 30 positive reviews for you to feel secure about booking with us...we only require two from you. Don't take it personally...we don't know you...and that is the point : ) !

RE: Using our property for a shooting location...
Currently, we do not allow our place to be used as a 'movie' set/photo set location. Our rate doesn't reflect that added service/benefit to the guest and we don't have the structure in place re: rules/reg. We hope to have this booking option next season. ALL PICTURES AND VIDEOS TAKEN ON THE PROPERTY ARE FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. Thank you.

Guest access
Guests are encouraged to 'free-range'!

Other things to note
*You will be required to agree to and sign the House Rules and Hold Harmless Agreement at check-in. Please, pre-read the 'Rules' in the listing and the 'Manual', which is under 'House Manual' section and will it be available when you book and in the house when you arrive.

*No day guests or children allowed on the property.

*CHECK-IN: 2 TO 8PM. NO CHECK-INS ALLOWED AFTER 8 PM. PLAN TRIP ACCORDINGLY. THANKS!

*Rental Rate: The balance in full is due 10 days prior to arrival and is non-refundable should the reservation be canceled within 3 days of the booked arrival date. Delay check-in/check-out if dangerous weather prevents safe travel to VT for reservation on day of planned check-in.

*Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit and rental rate will be refunded as follows:

100% if canceled 3 days prior to the Check-in Date, 7 days if holiday or special event weekend.

Security Deposit is required to cover:
* damage to the property or furnishings
* dirt or other mess requiring excessive cleaning
* any other cost incurred by Homeowner due to Guest’s stay

License number
MRT-10126712
Take an enchanted mini-vaca to the 'The Hill' ... fantasy architecture on 12 lovely green acres! Unique 1100 sq. ft. home was a design/build project completed by the hosts in 2018.

The space
Please NO inquiries or requests without having 2 reviews from previous stays with Airbnb. (See note below for explanation.)

Hobbiton is the movie set of The Hobbit. People travel to New Zealand f…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Dedicated workspace
Iron
Indoor fireplace
Dryer
TV with standard cable
Washer

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Location

Middletown Springs, Vermont, United States

Middletown Springs is a quaint village of 800 about 30 minutes to Manchester on one of the loveliest routes through Vermont. Middlebury is 45 minutes away... the half-way point to Burlington. The town has all basic amenities; fire dept, small general store, post office, library, churches, historical society and Sissy's Kitchen...Voted Best in Yankee Magazine: Best NE Picnic Cafe (cash & check only), all just steps from the property...a lovely 5-minute walk away through our meadows. Step back in time... cell service is spotty in tows. Coverage in the town of Poultney (8 miles west)... so enjoy life the way it was before the madness set in. Little Flower Farm, just 4 miles west has fresh organic veggies! There is high-speed fiber optic internet. Golfing and boating nearby on Lake St. Catherine!
Middletown Springs is a quaint village of 800 about 30 minutes to Manchester on one of the loveliest routes through Vermont. Middlebury is 45 minutes away... the half-way point to Burlington. The town has all b…

Hosted by Pepper & Cynthia

Joined in January 2014
  • 93 Reviews
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I am a jack of all trades/engineer/building science and my wife Cynthia is a designer, who as an idea person keeps the projects big and small coming... luckily we enjoy our time working together to make some of our dreams come true. Cynthia is no longer a traveler after being in one too many flying 'mishaps' and so now we look forward to meeting travelers from near and far by hosting with Airbnb. We are looking forward to hosting your Hobbitish Holiday...what we hope will be an adventure of special magnificence!
I am a jack of all trades/engineer/building science and my wife Cynthia is a designer, who as an idea person keeps the projects big and small coming... luckily we enjoy our time wo…
During your stay
We stay in the Spring Cottage and are available only when needed. We are happy to join you for Happy Hour/Dinner but we won't put you on the spot by suggesting it. If you wish to hear more about our design/build projects, tiny house living, the good, bad & ugly about settling in VT ...we wait for our guests to invite us to give them maximum privacy.
We stay in the Spring Cottage and are available only when needed. We are happy to join you for Happy Hour/Dinner but we won't put you on the spot by suggesting it. If you wish to h…
Pepper & Cynthia is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection
Cancellation policy

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