About This Listing
Cozy Cottage is a small house close to Burlington's vibrant downtown & Lake Champlain. The light filled, roomy twin bedroom is on the second floor with east and west windows, comfy, firm mattresses and an armchair. A shared bath is very close by.
Comfortable second floor bedroom with two twin beds in a cozy home. The small shared bathroom is down the hall only a few steps away. NOTE the sloped ceiling over the shower which may be an issue if you are tall however, I have not had too many complaints. The shower head can be removed and hand held.
Maple St is between two colleges up the hill and the commercial area downtown. The neighborhood busy with student activity and very safe day or night. Parking is sometimes tight. You may need to drive around the block to find a space.
My home is a 10 minute walk to the heart of downtown, 15 minutes to the University of Vermont and 25 minutes to University of Vermont Hospital. It's only a two minutes walk to Champlain College. Lake Champlain, the Waterfront Park, acclaimed lake front bike path and the Echo Lake Museum are at the bottom of the hill; all within walking distance . Burlington is known for its vibrant downtown full of many shops, restaurants for all budgets an active arts and music scene.
If you desire I can provide coffee, tea and/or juice, fruit and scones for breakfast or I can recommend many find restaurants (website hidden) The ENTIRE HOUSE is also available for limited periods. Check my other listing COSY COTTAGE IN PERFECT LOCATION
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Check in time is 3PM but I can usually be flexible if you let me know ahead of time. I will be here to greet you when you arrive. If I cannot be here I will leave clear directions on how to pick up the key. Please let me know if you need directions. I have several personalized (website hidden) maps I can email to you. If you are driving, I recommend that you find on-street parking nearby but there is one space available overnight if on-street spaces are tight.
Interaction with Guests
I will almost always be here when you arrive to greet you and get you oriented to the house and your room. I have maps and a restaurant guide to some of my favorites and I can be available to recommend restaurants or activities if you wish. If you are interested we can take time to chat and share stories over coffee in the morning.
If you wish privacy and/or have a busy schedule I will respect your time and space.
The neighborhood is an historic district with many fine old homes some still single family, others are now multifamily homes and offices.
Because of the proximity to downtown and the colleges the neighborhood can be lively and a bit noisy at night. This is an intermittent problem in the summer when the windows are open. On positive side, because of the activity, the neighborhood is entirely safe both night and day. You can always feel secure walking home late from downtown.
There are several taxi companies to take you to and from the airport, train and bus station. There is also public transportation (CCTA bus) one block away that will take you to and from the airport or the Amtrak station and to nearby malls, the Shelburne Museum, and many other destinations. In the summer the Lake Champlain Ferry, located within walking distance, takes you on a 1 hour trip across the lake to Port Kent where the Amtrak to NY stops once (?) a day.
The Greyhound bus and Mega Bus both stop at the University of Vermont about 15min walk away.
Other Things to Note
The the fee includes all local and state rooms and meals taxes.
Smoking not allowed.
No outside guests allowed.
Be respectful of property and furniture.
Make sure the lights are turned off when you leave a room.
Push/Pull front door to make sure it "clicks" closed when you leave and return.
Do not use candles in the room.
Keep noise and music levels low
If ever something is broken or damaged, please tell me.
Do make yourselves at home!!
Kathleen is a wonderful hostess. My wife and I stayed 3 nights with Kathleen during our daughter’s graduation ceremonies at UVM. She has a 9th century house that is charming, clean, and comfortable. It is a short walk to the downtown locations and to the university. She provided us with dining recommendations and suggestions to see local attractions. We took her advice and were not disappointed. Each morning we were offered a tasty continental breakfast. Her coffee is excellent and we are good judges of this as we drink ours without milk or sugar. She has WiFi that is fast.
My teen son and I were warmly greeted by Kathleen. she was engaging and showed us our room with 2 twin beds. It was cozy but very spacious with a nice cross breeze with 2 windows. The room was tidy, clean, had warm bedside lighting and plenty of room including dressers for our things. We both were very comfortable. The house was charming historic and very close to the action of downtown, the UVM campus as well as Champlain College. (Yet it was on a side street so not overly busy ) We were just a short walk to everywhere including stunning Lake Champlain. Kathleen provided a lovely continental homemade breakfast cake and coffee. I found her to be a very interesting and kind host. I was seeking a place to stay that would understand and support traveling as Mother and Son. The city is very walk-able as we came to Burlington on a bus. We also enjoyed her outdoor patio it was tucked away and perfect for an afternoon lemonade. As it was our first time in Burlington Kathleen sent us out with maps and was available for any questions about the town! We had a special time at her home , We hope we can go back. I would highly recommend if you are seeking a quiet,lovely, clean room in an older charming home. The bath was convenient to the room and with a hand held shower the ceiling height of the shower was not a problem. A great experience for both myself and my son as we explored UVM.
Kathleen was so wonderfully welcoming and kind. My friend and I went to Burlington to experience First Night. We had an incredible experience and bumped into Kathleen at a church supper. Our room was quite private with two twin beds which was exactly what we wanted and difficult to find on Airbnb. The house is lovely and very clean. We easily walk to downtown Burlington. We couldn't have found a more perfect room in a perfect location. We had yummy homemade banana bread and coffee and tea with Kathleen in the morning.
We contacted Kathleen in the last minute when our other accommodation was cancelled and she was nice to let us stay at her place. Kathleen was really nice and helpful with suggestions regarding restaurants and other things. Her place is conveniently located in Burlington and it was a really lovely and inviting cottage. Room was large with lots of space and bed was comfortable.
Un acceuil chaleureux , une maison coquette sur une tres belle rue a deux pas du Flynn Center, difficile de faire mieux!
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About the Host, Kathleen
I am a retired landscape architect from the northern state of Vermont, USA. In recent years I have been escaping the winter cold and heading to Mexico. But I am interested in escapes to other southern climes also. I live in a 140 year old house that was once the caretakers house for a larger home nearby.
I have raised 3 children in this house who are now living in the various corners of the USA. When visiting them I sometime use AirB&B to find a comfy place to stay nearby. I have been traveling abroad more since my children left home in the '80s and happy to have Air B&B as an economical alternative.