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Lots of storage if needed in the walk in closet.Full size bed is tucked in the corner.
The Lodge at Fryslan Farm
The Lodge at Fryslan Farm
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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Our two guest rooms are large rooms in a private walk-out basement with north facing windows. Each room has comfortable queen size mattresses. Full bathroom is divided for privacy. Big comfy couch for lounging in the living room. Private kitchen.

The space

This is a simple, newly renovated, and freshly painted space. The two bedrooms and the living room are spacious. Each have a walk in closet and a view of the woods behind the house.
Pricing for this listing is based on the use of 1 bedroom. If you need to book both bedrooms, please mark your reservation as 3+ guests for correct pricing. The Red room is the default for renting one room.
The bathroom is separated into two parts. The shower room on the left and the toilet/sink/laundry room on the right with separate entrances. There is a sliding pocket door that locks between the two spaces. Flooring is laminate wood in bedrooms, tile in bathroom and kitchen, carpet in living room.
There is a television in the living room connected to DISH network and a Chromecast for casting from your Apple or Android device. The upstairs living area has internet and wi-fi and shares it with the guest space. This is a rural part of Vermont, and cell phone service is spotty.
We keep this space very clean for those that might have allergies. Therefore, no pets are permitted in the apartment.

Guest access

You may park anywhere on the gravel driveway. You will access the Lodge through the garage, and then down a flight of stairs. Guest quarters are limited to the basement area. You are welcome to sit outside and enjoy the serenity. There are sheep in the pasture out front. They enjoy human interaction when there are vegetable treats offered.

Interaction with guests

In addition to our house and farm, we have a small general store nearby. We are easily available if anything is needed. We will respect your privacy. After we meet and greet, we will leave you to yourselves. If there are any maintenance needs, you may reach Bob, Joan, or Christine by phone.

Other things to note

Also within the Champlain Valley, you will find friendly local people. There is a fantastic cycling loop in this area used by many travel touring companies.
Button Bay State Park has hiking trails, a large pool, and a picnic shelter. Hiking up Mount Philo is an easy afternoon activity.
If you are interested in the history of the area, nearby you'll find Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Crown Point, Chimney Point, Fort Ticonderoga, Rokeby Museum, Shelburne Museum, Lake Champlain Ferries, and the Morgan Horse Farm in Middlebury.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.
Wireless Internet
Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises
Extra people $10 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $25
Security Deposit $99
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price $125 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 double bed
Common spaces
2 couches
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 2PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM

Please know that your hosts, Christine, Bob and Joan, are at your service, and we welcome opportunities to delight you. If you have any trouble with wifi or anything else, we are a phone call/message/ or text away from a solution.
1) Quiet hours are 10pm to 6am. We will honor the same request. Please keep noise to a minimum after 10pm.
2) Children count as guests for insurance reasons. A family of four is four guests, not just the two adults.
3) No pets permitted in the apartment. No exceptions.
4) The State of Vermont requires recycling by law to reduce household waste in landfills. A recycling bin for glass, plastic, metal, and paper products is provided for you. Please rinse containers of any food before placing in the recycling bin.
Thank you for helping us make this a safe and comfortable place for all our guests!

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - There is an exterior flight of stairs down to reach this location.
Potential for noise - This is the lower level of a home, the hosts live upstairs and you may hear them walking around upstairs.
Amenity limitations - Because this is a basement apartment, some cell phone providers have weak signals.
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay

31 Reviews

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Rodrigo User Profile
October 2017
We had a great time at Christine's. Very clean, good communication, and nice local tips.

Karen User Profile
September 2017
This property is the perfect home-away-from-home. The rooms are large and immaculate, and furnishings are very comfortable. The kitchen is VERY well equipped. I also appreciate that the hosts supply all paper products, soaps for the dishwasher and washing machine....pretty much all consumables necessary to keep a household running smoothly (but that I don't want to pack for a trip). A particularly nice touch was that our hosts provided breakfast fixings -- milk, eggs, butter, English muffins, coffee & tea -- as well as extras: apple cider and delicious muffins. What a treat!

Susan User Profile
September 2017
What a great place to stay! We were attending a wedding at Basin Harbor Club, and this was about 5 miles away. The accommodations were so beautiful. The farm was great, and being greeted by the sheep as we drove up was adorable. We went to the general store and have been enjoying the meat, and the wine. Joan & Bob were so welcoming. When we were describing where we were staying to friends and family, they were all jealous. And when we were talking about the sheep and goats, they all said "right as you turn on to Basin Harbor Road? We went by there, it looked cool!" There was plenty of room for the three of us. We could have easily fit two more people. And having the TV to check on the ball game was great. I cannot say thank you enough to Christine, Joan and Bob for letting us stay in their home. And thank you for the chocolate muffins. YUM!

Cathy User Profile
August 2017
Host and hostess, Bob and Joan, were delightful. They were very willing to make our stay comfortable and offered anything that we might need other than what was already available. The apartment is clean & spacious & but has a cozy feel. The washer and dryer came in very handy when we came back tired and dirty from a 3 mile hike up and down Snake Mountain. The short drive into the picturesque town of Vergennes gave us restaurant and shopping choices.

Larry User Profile
July 2017
The perfect spot to relax and enjoy all the Champlain Valley has to offer. Hiking,biking, sightseeing , fishing in Lake Champlain, exploring small towns and countless general stores. A spacious apartment, impeccably clean, wonderful beds and bed linens. Great hosts who will bend overn backwards to make your stay enjoyable and relaxing.

Kevin User Profile
June 2017
Excellent stay. Very peaceful and relaxing environment.

Mike User Profile
October 2016
Home away from home. Thanks for adding the microwave oven to kitchen. Clean and comfortable. Same floor laundry room is a bonus.

Lakeland, Florida, United StatesJoined in January 2014
Christine DeGraaf User Profile

I am a remote worker for a variety of clientele and use Airbnb to travel all over the US for business and pleasure. I live mostly in Central Florida surrounded by lakes and palm trees. My second home is Vermont where I was born and raised. I love to travel, and so far have been to four continents. I'm hoping to add Africa to the list in the next 2-3 years. My family is originally from the northern part of the Netherlands, and so named the place Fryslan Farm when they bought this property in 1960. Farming has changed from dairy to grass-fed Angus beef, and the sheep and goats are just for fun. Hospitality hasn't changed through the ages, and we enjoy giving the gift of good hospitality as much as we enjoy receiving it.

Languages: English, Nederlands
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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