About this listing
A clean, quiet bedroom with a comfy queen mattress and a cozy down comforter, in a tasteful little 2 bedroom 1950's ranch, with hassle-free parking and easygoing hosts. It's the perfect launch pad for exploring Burlington and surrounding areas.
This bright, private guest room has a comfortable queen bed with down comforter, as well as a full closet and bureau for your use. This is a proper mattress, no lumpy futon here! Clean bedding and towels are provided. A shared, full bathroom is adjacent.
The house is smoke free.
Make yourself at home! Enjoy the wood stove and hi-fi in the cozy living room, and you're welcome to use the kitchen, laundry facilities, and wi-fi, of course. The large, secluded yard features apple and pear trees, grape vines, and a burgeoning vegetable garden. There's tons of free street parking right in front of the house.
Interaction with Guests
My girlfriend, Anna, and I live here, so you'll be sharing the space with with us. We're both quiet and easygoing, and happy to answer questions about the area or to make recommendations. We're both teachers, so we're at work weekdays during the school year, and usually home in the evenings. This isn't a B&B. We don't provide breakfast, but the full kitchen, including coffee maker, toaster oven, and fridge space, is open to you.
We have a dog named Sander. He is a quiet and gentle 55 lb mystery mut. He will greet you quietly at the front door, and probably check in on you if you leave your bedroom door open.
The house is a sweet little 1950's ranch in what's called the "New North End" of Burlington. The neighborhood is quiet, friendly, and safe.
3 miles from downtown Burlington (15 minutes by city bus or bike, 5 by car).
5 minute walk to grocery, restaurants, and other shops & services.
10 minute walk to a beautiful beach on Lake Champlain.
Close and easy to Burlington's excellent bike paths, walking trails, Ethan Allen Park, and an indoor skating rink.
There is a city bus stop two short blocks from the front door.
Other Things to Note
If you are traveling with a dog, we may be able to accommodate you. Just let us know. No cats, please.
We do not have any air conditioning in the house, but we do provide a window fan in the guest room.
We welcome you into our home as our guest. You'll find us to be quite easy going, but we do have the following requests:
• Please remove your outdoor shoes at the door.
• If you must smoke, do so outside on the sidewalk, and pick up your butts.
• There is ample street parking, and the neighborhood is very safe. In the summer, please park on the street. In the winter, park on the street unless there is a parking ban (snow plowing). If there is a parking ban, we can juggle cars in the driveway.
• Come and go as you please - no curfew.
• Late night check-ins are no problem.
About the Host, Nathan
My hosting and adventuring partner, Anna, and I work and play in the beautiful Green Mountain state.
I moved to Burlington in 2005 for the outstanding quality of life this city offers. Before that, I lived in New York City, Toronto, and Thunder Bay, Canada. Anna beat me here by a year, arriving in 2004 from the Granite state to attend UVM and loved it so much she stayed.
Anna and I are both middle school teachers. I teach science; Anna teaches math and social studies. When we're not at our day jobs, we like to get out and enjoy the amazing natural and cultural resources of the Burlington area: theater, music, food, swimming, bicycling, paddling, cross-country skiing, alpine skiing and riding, and gardening.
We're both pretty easygoing and low maintenance - as travelers and as hosts.