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About this listing

"No exaggeration-I am the most relaxed I've been in years! This was wonderful-it was so nice with coffee, the French chanteuse warbling about Paris on the record player, the sunlight streaming in the windows-I am so refreshed!"

The space

Nestled in a c.1870 farm house, this darling and private getaway is on the fringe of a quaint Vermont village. Serene and sunny with a vintage flair. Walking distance to: eclectic general store- historic inn/restaurant with cocktail beckoning porch-an arts center-children's art camp (stilt walking!)-swimming holes-Vermont Academy-Post Office-8 minute pastoral drive to a fantastic recording studio. Trails, woods, dirt road walking just out the door in the other direction. Close to cross country skiing, downhill, etc.

Private Parking
Full Kitchen
Screened porch
Separate bedroom with lovely crisp line dried linens and Queen sized bed
Living Room with convertible full sized couch
Full bathroom
Wireless/TV with DVD player and streaming movies, shows, etc.
Record Player
10 minutes from Amtrak/Greyhound stations
1 1/2 from Bradley International Airport (Hartford, CT)
(under) 4 hours from NYC
2 -2 1/2 from Boston

Other things to note

Pets are considered on a case by case basis-most are welcome! Please keep your pet on a leash at all times on the property and clean up after. Make every effort not to leave your dog alone-even the most tranquil guest can become agitated in a strange environment. I do not take a deposit, but if anything is damaged I expect to be compensated. I charge a flat 20.00 cleaning fee for your stay. It takes an extra chunk of time to restore the space to allergy free for future guests! Thanks for your consideration.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 20 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 19%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Absolutely no smoking or open flames on premises, Please. This applies to the porch as well.

Kindly shed your shoes at the door.

If you are going to be out for an extended period, and you have the heat on, please turn it down to 60 whilst you're away.

Enjoy Yourselves!!



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

152 Reviews

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Mikaela User Profile
July 2017
We had a pleasant stay at the Good House Cottage! Melissa is very lovely. The house is on the main street of Saxtons but still has a private feel. The only thing that bothered me were the ants in the kitchen and bugs that would come into the bedroom at night but it's probably inevitable being in such a rural area.

Hemanth User Profile
July 2017
We had a great stay at Melissa's cottage. With a chaotic life in Manhattan, it was a great experience to get away and stay in the village. I'd certainly recommend staying here!

Beth User Profile
June 2017
We really enjoyed our stay at The Good House. It was a very sweet, 3 room cottage with a small bath and kitchen that perfectly suited our needs. We especially enjoyed the screen porch for coffee and breakfast in the mornings. The bed was extremely comfortable as was the fold out couch. We both got good sleep all three nights. We hope to stay at The Good House again.

Kate User Profile
June 2017
A wonderful, cozy, very clean and quaint cottage. Melissa is really welcoming and helpful, giving us great directions around the area and recommending good places to grab breakfast, coffee, groceries, hiking. Next time we will cook in the very sweet kitchen. A beautiful area too.

Mariah User Profile
February 2017
I planned this trip to go snowboarding around the area with my husband and two friends. We had a blast exploring the small towns nearby and enjoyed the local Winter Carnival that Melissa suggested. We were under the impression that the place would be woodsy, but that didn't stop us from having a quiet and relaxing stay. If it was warmer, we would have enjoyed the adorable patio. It was a bit snug for four adults; we enjoyed the coziness. I did suggest that the mattress be upgraded, since it seemed a bit worn out. Other than that, we had a great time and I would recommend it.

Fred User Profile
February 2017
Our first experience with AirBnB was an enjoyable one. The Good Cottage was as described. Melissa was a great host and very helpful with some last minute itinerary changes. The rental was spacious while remaining cozy and about 30-40 minutes away from two of our favorite ski resorts. Cool vintage record player and records along with some old school board games made for a fun family night after a long day on the slopes. A perfect fit for my wife and kinder aged daughter. I would highly recommend.

Emily User Profile
January 2017
I loved staying at the Good House Cottage. It is a beautiful space in a peaceful location, and Melissa is an excellent host.

Town of Rockingham, Vermont, United StatesJoined in September 2012
Melissa User ProfileMelissa is a superhost.

I grew up in Northern Vermont, spending a good deal of time in Saxtons River with my grandparents. I lived in NYC and Brooklyn for a number of years and when it felt timely to leave I made my way back to Saxtons River, as I could think of no other place that possessed the solid charm and perfect balance between the middle of nowhere and the urban living I sought a change from. I bought a farm house and started growing flowers for cutting.

Living here, it's everything I imagined it would be.

As a 6th generation Vermonter (and a sometime New Yorker who craved trips to VT), I paid special attention to detail while creating THE GOOD HOUSE COTTAGE, imagining myself as a traveler, culling from experiences in my own travels, I have made every effort to piece together a little haven in this magical corner of VT.

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