About this listing
Two double occupancy rooms in a charming, 100- year-old cottage. 5 min walk to/from Amtrak/bus, 20 min from Lake Champlain and mountains for skiing, hiking, etc. 1 canoe and a kayak available to rent. 5 min walk to village cafés.
Fast wifi, 2 TV's, deck dining, canoe and kayak, walk to/from Amtrak and frequent, convenient bus, help yourself to the kitchen, living room, laundry "room", shady front porch rockers and glider, free, off-street parking.
Interaction with Guests
When here, I am often in my garden or study. However, I am always available for guests who like to chat or need any help or info on local areas of interest. Generally, I try to give guests ample personal space but I have greatly enjoyed getting to know my guests and conversing at their convenience.
My neighborhood is generally quiet and eclectic -- every house on my street is distinct. I personally enjoy walking in the village, enjoying the gardens and the many lovely, old homes.
AmtraK, also a key public transportation hub (bus) is a 5 minute walk to and from my house. Although I have not taken the train from Amtrak, my two grown sons have and prefer it to driving. I frequently use and always enjoy the bus system. It is punctual, clean, and riders are respectful and friendly. Also, every bus has an easy bike rack for those who want to extent their trip on bike, and they are also all wheelchair accessible. Very cheap: $1.25 per fare (have the correct change!) and you should ask for a free pass for transfers. My off-street parking can accommodate 4 cars not counting mine, which is in the garage because I rarely use it. Bike rentals are available nearby and if you're desperate, you might be able to borrow mine...
I have only one rule: if you use or eat the last of something, put it on the list-pad which is always on the kitchen counter.
Kim was a lovely host, and we felt welcome from the moment we arrived. The accommodations were clean and comfortable, breakfast was amazing, and the conversation was a delight! We look forward to staying with Kim again!
This was an excellent place to stay. Kim made the breakfast that all the reviewers praise, and that alone earns a return visit. French press coffee and crepes one day, eggs and waffles the second day. She also was quick to provide information about the local area and helped me find reliable transportation. I would return without hesitation.
My high school age son and I arrived about 9 pm after a flight and three hour drive and we immediately felt at home here. Kim welcomed us, showed us our rooms and asked us when we'd like breakfast in the morning.
The beds were comfortable, the sheets were soft, the rooms quiet and we both slept like logs. Kim's amazing breakfast was a treat to wake up to before heading over to UVM for a morning tour. The fresh farmers market ingredients, the beautifully set table and the view through the window of her yard dotted with flowers made it memorable. We enjoyed a delicious quiche with herbs, a bowl of melon garnished with limes and fresh mint leaves and then scrumptious crepes filled with fresh berries. Chatting with Kim is like chatting with a friend I may have known for years. We left feeling nourished and excited to explore.
We have been recommending this air bnb to our friends since we arrived home and it's especially nice if you're visiting UVM. Kim is a gem and she provides a cozy, clean and comfortable stay with an outstanding breakfast.
Kim was a delightful host and cooked us the most wonderful breakfast. Our room was cute, clean, and comfortable, and the neighborhood was very pleasant to walk in.
Kim ist eine sehr nette, interessante und hilfsbereite Gastgeberin. Ich habe mich gern mit ihr unterhalten, sie weiß sehr viel und man kann sie alles fragen. Ihre Frühstücke waren spontane Feinschmeckererlebnisse. Das Haus tatsächlich so reizend wie beschrieben, alt, aber neu renoviert und sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Das Zimmer ist klein, aber zweckmäßig, das gemeinsame Bad liegt direkt daneben. Das Haus liegt in einer ruhigen Straße, das Zentrum von Burlington ist schnell mit dem Auto oder dem öffentlichen Nahverkehr zu erreichen.
Kim was an amazing host. Her home was comfortable. The room was super clean. We had an awesome first time in Vermont and we would definitely be staying here again.
We had a very pleasant stay. Kim was very welcoming and made us a delicious breakfast! The room was very comfortable. Very convenient for Amtrak.
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About the Host, Kim
I am a bilingual (French, English) teacher, writer and storyteller. I have lived most of my life in Vermont and I spend as much time as possible out of doors, kayaking, canoeing, biking, skiing and snow-shoeing, so I am happy and qualified to suggest nearby places for outdoor adventures. I am fairly well-traveled (Adirondacks, Alberta, Alaska, Australia, BC, France, Maine, Nova Scotia, the canyons in western US...) and I enjoy hearing stories of others' travels. I have spent a lot of time in Quebec, from wilderness camping in Northern Quebec to weekends in Montreal and I am happy to share my favorite spots across the border.
I am an avid gardener and I love to cook. While my sons, now grown and on their own, were younger, their friends were always welcomed at our house, so I spent years happily cooking and feeding kids and teenagers. My guests can expect homemade crepes, waffles or scones for breakfast or brunch on the weekends, and can help themselves to more of the same on weekdays.
I have lived all of my life in New England and spent many summers on Martha's Vineyard. I am a bit of a history buff, and I am especially interested in place-names, so for those who are interested, I am happy to share what I know about local and regional history.
My guests are welcomed to make themselves at home, including in the kitchen. I have only one rule: if you use or eat the last of something, write it on the list-pad on the kitchen counter! It's a simple system, but it works!