About This Listing
This lovely, well-maintained home is in the heart of Barre City's oldest and most beautiful neighborhood. The room has gorgeous sunny windows and an antique four poster bed. Walking distance to downtown Barre, easy access to I-89.
Built in 1898, this home has retained all of its classic old-world charm. Furnished with an eclectic mix of classic New England antiques and modern conveniences, this home bridges the gap between old fashioned charm and modern comfort. The full sized bed comfortably fits two people. Air conditioner window unit in summer, woodstove for heat in the winter. In the really cold season, the upstairs bedrooms will be chilly, but the livingroom will be nice and toasty. Easy access to I-89, and a great stopping point whether you're traveling to points north or south. Great local mountain biking trails, hiking, kayaking and skiing all within an easy drive.
Guests have exclusive access to their bedroom (s) and shared access to both bathrooms, kitchen, laundry room, living area and front porch. I have two private rooms which are not included in the house share, as well as a fenced backyard which is pretty much dog territory.
Interaction with Guests
I'm a friendly and accommodating host, but I also enjoy my privacy. I'll be here to greet you, and show you the ropes, and I will be easy to reach in case of questions. I have a small private suite of rooms (although we do share the kitchen and bathrooms) and the dogs and I will primarily keep to those areas, or the fenced back yard, in the evenings. I also have a room with a single bed which is adjacent to this room, and it is also available for rental.
Please respect my privacy by maintaining your privacy. Please keep doors shut when you're engaging in activities such as changing clothes, showering, or sleeping.
The house is in a beautiful neighborhood full of classic older Vermont homes and friendly neighbors. Downtown Barre is within walking distance, with its numerous restaurants and bars. The house is within 15 minutes of Montpelier, and 50 minutes of Burlington, Stowe and Waitsfield. There are wonderful mountain biking, hiking, kayaking and skiing opportunities close by.
Easy access to the bus line, and just 10 minutes from Interstate 89.
Other Things to Note
There are two small, hypoallergenic dogs in the house. They are very sweet and clean, but they are curious and will want to greet and get to know you. Dog lovers welcome!
Please remember, this is not a hotel--it is my private home. Communication around scheduling is really important to me as I juggle through the details of a busy life. If you are going to be more than an hour earlier or later than your agreed-upon arrival time, please let me know in advance so that I can adjust my schedule accordingly.
Otherwise, this is a clean, safe, beautiful and quiet place to stay, and I will do my utmost to make your stay a comfortable one. Please note that the posts on the antique bed in your room are delicate, please don't hang anything on them. Basic courtesy and cleanliness in the common areas are appreciated. To avoid risk of fire, I ask that you please refrain from opening or adding logs to the woodstove in the colder months. No smoking indoors, but smoking on the porch is OK. Check in/check out needs to work around my work schedule during the week. If you're staying during the week, please plan to check in between 5:30 and 9:00 pm, and check out by 8:00 am (also, please note that the house starts waking up at 5:00 am Mon-Fri, so if you're a light or late sleeper, weekdays might not be the best fit. On the weekends though we all sleep in) On weekends, check in can be flexible after noon, check out is 11 am.
Molly's home was clean, quiet, and comfortable. Its a great residential location with easy street parking and only a couple of blocks to the downtown area. Molly had some suggestions for my time in the area. It was good to chat with her and catch my breath before continuing down the road. Oh, and I appreciate her accepting my request with less than a day before my "checkin."
The house is very nice and is old style. The dogs are adorable and very funny :) it was a good short stay and the bed and room is very comfy.
Molly was exceptionally attentive and accommodating, she made me feel right at home and was clear in terms of communication. The house and room are exactly as she described. Well taken care of and clean. It is a great spot to stay at would reserve it again with out hesitation.
Molly is great! So do her cute dogs! Nice location, clean and comfortable bed. Highly recommended!
We had a great stay at Molly's house in Barre. Molly is wonderfully inviting and made us feel comfortable in her beautiful home. Our room was quite comfortable. It was a short walk to a great restaurant in town and in the evening we enjoyed sitting by the toasty woodstove.
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