perfect pond for swimming, complete with a wood fired sauna!living room


Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds


Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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Adults
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Children
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About this listing

become immersed in the magical sanctuary cradled in a vermont forest. bathed in light with the full tranquility of nature. rejuvenating, comfortable and glorious. sorry, NO pets. minutes to Dartmouth, yet fully private and quiet. great for kids too!


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $25
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Description

The space

12 minute drive to Dartmouth, this 130 acre piece of land proves itself a bastion of tranquility. very very private. vaulted ceilings, great light, one bed room (plus a loft with a futon, couch and comfy sleeping) allows up to 4 to sleep rather soundly. although, due to only one full bath more than 4 may become a bit challenging. a gorgeous pond perfect for swimming and lounging about watching nature in all its glory. magical trails to breath taking scenic vistas... it is all yours!!!
kid friendly, no TV (but there is a movie system if desperate). piano, trampoline, as well as other fun stuff.
truly a stunning location.

Guest access

over 100 acres, a couple ponds, and the whole home.

Interaction with guests

as much or as little as the guests wish.

The neighborhood

The neighborhood is rural, tranquil and beautiful.


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets

be mindful and respectful. walk gently upon the land. if you happen to break something, please let me know so it can be replaced accordingly.
have fun!!!!


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

22 Reviews


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Sylvia User Profile
September 2016
Mason was extremely responsive and welcoming - he left us some treats and invited us to pick the ripe blackberries behind the house (which we gladly did!). The house and property are both truly magical and we found it to be even more beautiful and inviting than the pictures presented. We had plans to spend more time sightseeing, but ended up enjoying staying around the house much more than expected - swimming in the pond, catching frogs, bouncing on the trampoline, wandering around the property, watching nature all around us, reading, and napping. It was the perfect getaway for a family that lives in a city and provided a much-needed reset and recharge. For those with younger children, I would just note the property is not kiddie-proofed (the loft and stairs going up have no railings, the front porch also has no railing) so you have to watch your kids well and explain to them what is safe/not safe. With that said, we had no trouble at all staying here with our 3 year-old and hope to return in the future!

Annie User Profile
August 2016
This is a most unique and wonderful place. A spacious post and beam construction, it is filled with playful surprises (fern prints in the concrete decking, a selection of whimsical hats, a piano, turntable, masks, bird feeders in almost every window, many interesting books...), and it is located high upon a mountain surrounded by clouds, trees and wildlife. We loved hearing owls hooting to each other this morning, watching a doe and her fawn across the way, and just sitting by the beautiful ponds. The photographs are an accurate representation of the space. Should we travel again to the area, we shall see if it is available.

Jenn User Profile
August 2016
We've stayed at Mason's before, and it really can't be described. Your own pond, meadows, vistas, trampoline, and a swing in the house. We love it.

Jane User Profile
June 2016
Mason's house was very secluded and calm, with a beautiful outlook. As promised, it was full of toys. It was a peaceful place to come back to during Dartmouth Commencement weekend! We loved seeing birds all around, and walking up to the meadow. We might have enjoyed it even more if the weather had been better as it was lovely sitting outside. We appreciated being able to make our own breakfasts but the kitchen was small and somewhat minimally equipped.

Irina User Profile
May 2016
We loved our stay at Mason's place! The house and the area was very unique. We had the most relaxing and wonderful time. This is not the kind of place you run into often. Highly recommended!

Jennifer User Profile
October 2015
We enjoyed our stay in Mason's cabin. The landscape is beautiful and there is privacy galore. The cabin and grounds are full of fun things to encourage grownup and child play-- a swing, trampolines, funny hats, etc. A few things: dishcloth in kitchen would be helpful, for instance. There was a peculiar smell to the bathrobes and towels-- not sure if it is an odd kind of soap or what, but both my husband and I found it unpleasant. We ended up coming in at night, and it was challenging finding the place. It was not Mason's fault since we'd told him we'd arrive in the afternoon, but it was stressful for awhile as it's hard to find in the dark. We also struggled with the wood stove, which basically became a smoky mess. There weren't instructions-- if we weren't supposed to use it, we should have been told, and if we were welcome to use it, then instructions would have been helpful. Overall we had a good experience-- the grounds especially are lovely for walking. We saw deer several times, and down the road we saw an owl!
Mason User Profile
Response from Mason:
thank you for raising scent concerns about the towels and robes, i too had reservations about my latest detergent. it has been replaced with a new variety, hopefully providing scents of clean and fresh. unfortunately you must have missed the info that airbnb sends out. there are detailed directions to help find the home, including a daytime recommendation. (you are the first folks in 4 years to have any trouble locating the property). also in said guidelines are strict instructions NOT to use the wood burning stove... alas.
October 2015

Jordan User Profile
September 2015
Mason's place is fantastic. Very secluded, very peaceful, a wonderful place to relax.

Norwich, Vermont, United States · Joined in October 2011
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