Day time -  main floor - living room with pull out couch and dining area left edgeThe Kitchen includes gas stove, small fridge and all the basics in appliances and cook ware
Dream Haven of VT - a Country Cottage


Entire home/apt

5 Guests

1 Bedroom

3 Beds


Entire home/apt

5 Guests

1 Bedroom

3 Beds

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About this listing

I used to think that it was just me: I had a soft spot for our Cottage because I fell in love with Fred there. But now that many Airbnb guests enjoy the cottage as much as we do, I believe it. It's a sweet place to experience simple rustic living.


The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $45
Weekly Discount: 12%
Weekend Price: $115 / night
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Description

The space

Our cottage is a private, separate building in a quiet rural setting - located in the back yard at our home. It is a two story building with open rooms, full kitchen and bath - a little on the creative side but very clean and everything works! The claw foot tub and steps in the bathroom require guests to be steady on their feet, as do the stairs to the bedroom, which are pretty steep. A Hearthstone gas fireplace provides radiant heat and ambiance. Free WiFi is included but it is not strong enough a signal for live streaming - (it is strong enough for email and basic web browsing).

Upstairs has a queen bed and a single bed with a single trundle (two singles). Downstairs couch has a double hide-away bed. So, depending on your comfort level with each other and openness, the cottage can sleep a small crowd.

The cottage is totally pet friendly. Your pets are free to roam outside too, based on your comfort level. There is a big yard, woods and fields right outside the door. We also have a very friendly dog and a cat and chickens. We do charge a $25 per pet fee, which we will have to add to your rate after you make the reservation.

Walking and Cross country ski and snowshoe trails are right out the door. We have a little map to get your oriented. 20 minutes from Stowe, Hardwick, Craftsbury and Johnson. Just five minutes away is Morrisville - a good sized town with a 24 hour Price Chopper, Hannafords, 3 Pharmacies (CVS, Kinney's and Brooks), Dunkin Donuts, McDonald's about 5 Chinese Restaurants, a 4-Plex Movie Theater, and Mobile Station and a few really good places to eat and enjoy live music (see my guide book below) Stowe Mountain, Jay Peak and Smuggler's Notch Ski Areas all easy drives. 20 minutes via back road to Craftsbury Touring Center. We are just a few minutes from Green River Reservoir State Park - absolutely gorgeous area! We love our land and our home and love to share it!

Guest access

You are welcome to enjoy the yard, hammock, woods and trails all around. The WiFi is a little weak, so please do not plan on doing any streaming. Please do not go down to the bees without Frederic or Gerette.

Interaction with guests

As long as you are not arriving too late, we will plan to be present to greet you. We are happy to give you all the privacy you want - and we are also happy to share with you any of our experiences and tips for enjoying the area to the fullest. Really, you get to decide how much we interact. We live in the house nearby and often times we meet, like good neighbors, in the yard or on the driveway...

Getting around

Morrisville offers public bus transportation but in general, you will need your own vehicle in order to enjoy the area.


House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 3PM

You will need good snow tires or four wheel drive in the winter, to get up the driveway.
Be prepared to walk across part of the back yard to get to the cottage - there is no drive up access.
It is best to arrive in daylight hours. If this is not possible, please be in communication with us.
We hope that you the full description before confirming your reservation. Dream Haven has a number of idiosyncrasies that may make it inappropriate for you and we want you to be the ones determining that. We are happy to host you if you are looking for what we have to offer!


Cancellations

Moderate

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


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

Availability
1 night minimum stay

234 Reviews


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Christine User Profile
May 2017
This is the best place!! It is a dream for us and we have been here 3 years in a row. It feels like home now. Gerette and Fred are the best hosts. Very friendly and welcoming, without at all being intrusive. The let you decide how much contact you would like. They are there to help with anything. The cabin is so fun, clean, comfortable and just plain cool. The setting is amazing. Nice hikes right out the door. 5-10 minutes to great restaurants and breweries, but far enough away to feel secluded. It you are looking for a beautiful environment, with access to lots of hiking, kayaking, cycling (road and trails), good food and wonderful hosts...this is the place for you!

Estar User Profile
May 2017
A beautiful setting. Perfect for writers looking for a quiet space and so close to the Green River Reservoir. My partner and I loved the fireplace and the kitchen for cooking. Not to mention the super friendly dog, Lily, and delicious homemade honey we received as a gift.

Karen User Profile
May 2017
Dream Haven describes our experience perfectly. From the moment Gerette greeted us with an umbrella to bring us to the cabin, we felt nurtured. Between the warmth and glow of the fireplace, fresh honey from their bees, cozy ambiance, relaxing large bathtub and peaceful environment, we were able to totally rejuvenate. Although it rained most of the weekend, we were still able to venture out on some of the trails from the cabin. It was a perfect way to spend a romantic anniversary weekend. Thank you Gerette and Frederic!

Michelle User Profile
April 2017
My partner and I needed a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and Dream Haven was the perfect solution! The cabin is quiet, quaint, and extremely clean. I could not get over the fact that this place had spring water from the tap, this may actually have been my favorite part! Besides relaxing in the Dream Haven, we were able to find some great hiking spots and places to eat. Not to mention, Ben and Jerry's is just about 30 mins away, don't miss out! If you are considering a stay here, definitely do!

Ian User Profile
April 2017
We had a great stay at Gerette's little cottage. It's a beautiful spot, secluded yet only a short hike to various Vermont favourites. Wonderful host, handsome chickens, nearby caboose

Amanda User Profile
April 2017
Gerette was a very attentive host. We enjoyed our stay at the Dream Haven Cottage. Her boo is mad boss. #waspmaster

Maggie User Profile
April 2017
Dream Haven was the perfect Vermont get away, and Garette was a wonderful host!

Hyde Park, New York, United States · Joined in August 2012
Gerette User ProfileGerette is a superhost.

Hmm..what can I say? I am a mother of two - 21 year old Sonya and 16 year old Luke, wife of Frederic, my beloved. I am a Reiki Practitioner and Dream Mentor, working with youth and adults to explore dreams and healing as a path to self discovery. I am also a Cult Awareness Educator, Hospice Volunteer and passionate environmentalist.
I am delighted to share our cottage with those who enjoy simple living and want to be in rural Vermont beside one of the most beautiful lakes in the state: Green River Reservoir. I love to share our home and the surrounding woods, filled with walking and skiing trails. If you choose to stay at our unpretentious cottage, Dream Haven of Vermont, we will respect your privacy, strive to be helpful when and if you need us and welcome you to our humble slice of heaven on earth.

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