Entire home/apt
6 Guests
3 Bedrooms
3 Beds
$220
Per Night
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Our renovated church with loft ceilings, great art, beautiful colors, fab kitchen, original stained glass with beautiful morning light, house yoga mats with heated radiant (URL HIDDEN) just minutes from #8 best art towns in America, Brattleboro, VT.

Beautiful Church for Two or Six

The Space
Accommodates: 6
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Property type: Other
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $35 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: $95
Security Deposit: $350
Weekly Price: $1400 /week
Monthly Price: $4200 /month
Cancellation: Strict

Description

The Space

I bought this church from the Roman Catholic Diocese almost twelve years ago. The stained glass is original and is illuminated each morning by the sunrise coming up over the hill. This stunning space is the result of a three year renovation. The curved walls and archways create a true sanctuary like space that is hard to leave once you are there.
Stratton Mountain is 30 minutes to the access road and under 40 to Mount Snow. Brattleboro, just five minutes away, has been voted consistently as one of the best small towns in America to visit. If you want to ski, snow shoe, shop, eat, sip local brew and explore the town, or never leave the Sanctuary, this is your spot!

The master suite is up in the extended "choir loft" that I built out to make a spacious bedroom and dressing room, and has it's own full bath with double-headed shower and 54" claw-foot tub.
There are two beautiful, small private rooms to the left and right of what used to be the altar. They feature curved walls, living space below, a loft above with full or queen beds, and a large skylight in each. There is a full bathroom for these rooms with European style shower as well as laundry.

The kitchen is a chef's paradise, with a six burner, two grill, double oven Garland gas stove, double soapstone farm sink and beautifully detailed concrete countertops. Lots of counter space and a large farm table island in the middle provide adequate prep, serving and "hang out" space (everyone seems to love to congregate in the kitchen!).

The TV lounge under the choir loft has couches and a lounge chair for watching movies, reading and relaxing. We have cable, Netflix and Amazon capability through the Blue Ray player, and of course, high speed Internet.

The heat is radiant floor which is wonderful for this space with 25' vaulted ceilings. There is also a propane instant on-demand glass door fireplace on the "altar" for ambience throughout the space and cozying up to after a day on the mountains.

There are country roads for walking, a wonderful river to visit nearby, a great neighborhood if you want to make friends, and the US post office right in the village.
This is a most welcoming and generous space for one to six!

Only the bell tower is off limits. There is a grill outside the front door, and parking for three cars.

The front door will be open with key and house manual on the table, so guests check in and out on their own. Parking is right in front of the house with space for three cars.

There is a great big ball field that noone uses that is great for frisbee, ball or swinging on the kid swings! Noone is every there, so it's VERY quiet and very beautiful! Feel free to use!!!

Def need a car here, though you can walk to makny swimming location on beautiful Vermont streams.

Guest Access

Only the bell tower is off limits. There is a grill outside the front door, and parking for three cars.

Interaction with Guests

The front door will be open with key and house manual on the table, so guests check in and out on their own. Parking is right in front of the house with space for three cars.

The Neighborhood

There is a great big ball field that noone uses that is great for frisbee, ball or swinging on the kid swings! Noone is every there, so it's VERY quiet and very beautiful! Feel free to use!!!

Getting Around

Def need a car here, though you can walk to makny swimming location on beautiful Vermont streams.

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House Rules

Manual

Welcome to the Church Sanctuary


Internet user CHURCH
Internet password: FunkyMango!

(yes that includes the exclamation point)

Our front door needs a decent close to make sure it is latched every time you go in or out.

You can hang coats in the wardrobe next to the door. Please take shoes off in the house.
Not only will the space remain cleaner, but it is less clunking noise for my tenants downstairs. The loud thunks are the most noise penetrating.

Lights and fan switches:

Main house lights are a push slider behind the water cooler. They can be shut on and off upstairs in the master suite as well. (third switch from right I think?)

Main house side lights. Behind the downstairs bathroom door---yep, it's true. They are the nicest lights to have on, and also illuminate the stove for cooking. Turn those on and leave main upper house lights off, as you def don't need both.

Ceiling fans. Switches are behind water cooler as well. The bedroom fan can be turned on and off in the master suite as well. (second from left??)

Kitchen lights near dishwasher.

GARLAND STOVE: Please use this with care. There is no suppression system, and this stove is grandfathered. So you need to be VERY MINDFUL of this beauty. ALL STOVE DIALS NEED TO BE HORIZONTAL before you leave the house or go to bed.

The burners will light all the way up if you put a pot on the flame. The bottom of the pot recirculates the gas and ignites all the little holes. The oven: Get your match lit and ready, or your automatic lighter ready, turn the OVEN knob vertical and hold the match or lighter down in the little pilot hole in the bottom front of the oven. It will quietly poof on in a second or two.

Tap water: It is fine to drink, but doesn't taste that great. You can cook with it, but we provide the blue jug water for drinking. If you run low, text one of us!

Please use the ceiling fans in the bathrooms so moisture doesn't linger on the paint. The upstairs bath however is tricky, as the switches are wired so you can use the fan for the water closet or the shower. It's not a great system, so I apologize for my lighting design, but if you can figure it out, great!!! And thank you.

You are welcome to use the washer dryer. Please be sure to remove lint after each dryer use. No bleach for mother earth please, and as little detergent as you can muster☺

Recycling: We have to divide recycling into bottles/cans and paper/cardboard in the basket under the counter to the left of the sink. Please rinse!

CHECK OUT: Please leave your dishes clean, surfaces wiped down, as many linens as you can pulled and put by the downstairs bathroom or in on the floor. Please don't remake the beds so they look pretty, although it is so sweet of you, we can't tell where you've slept and which beds to strip☺
Trash goes in the barrel outside the door, recycling you can leave rinsed, separated and in place, and check coffee makers to make sure they are rinsed out.


Great places to take walks: You can walk down the road heading south through the neighborhood until you get to Leonard Road (about one tenth of a mile) and then continue onto Leonard which is dirt and walk as far as you feel like. For a forty minute round trip at a decent pace, you will come to some lovely waterfalls cascading over huge granite rocks. To get to this beautiful spot, go to the end of Leonard road and turn left onto Stickney Brook road and walk down hill for about two tenth of a mile, round a sharp bend to the left and you will find the waterfalls on your left.

You can also find a healthier climb that is about 45 mins to the top over at Black Mountain. You would drive south on Rt 30 for about a tenth of a mile and turn left over the metal bridge that crossed the West River. Take a right on the other side of the bridge and drive about a half-mile until you see a small nature trail square white sign on the left. Park there and you will easily see the well-marked trail. It is flat at first and eventually will give you a nice climb with a wooded but great view at the top.

Restaurants:
We recommend Fireworks Restaurant, The Whetstone Station Brewhouse and The Peruvian/mayan/Mexican restaurant Three Stones, when they are open. For higher end, enjoy TJ Buckley's find dining by reservation only, and Peter Haven's. There is decent sushi at Shin La Restaurant, but service can be slow. The Flat Street Brew Pub is a local favorite hangout, but can be a bit loud, depending on the night. The Marina is also a great vibe with a lovely curved bar, but the only things worth eating are the burgers and the steak salad. Ah yes and their fries are great.

Breakfast and lunch. The Whetstone does lunch. We love our Newfane Creamery and Deli 3 miles north for breakfast and lunch. Newfane has a great little general store as well.

You can get milk, eggs, beer and wine and the paper down on the Irving Gas Station. There is a path across the community center ball field and through the split in the fence if you want a simple stroll. Just head from our house diagonally straight to the other side and you will find the path. 5 minute walk.

Our local theatre is not the best for sound and picture quality. You are better off in the home theatre on the comfy couches! The large theatre at the Latchis is bearable, and the room a vintage opera house. Drinks at Fireworks or Flat Street Brew Pub are fun before a movie.

Please tell us things that you found that you want to recommend to other guests!

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Availability
2 nights minimum stay
Entrance to the sanctuary.

Entrance to the sanctuary.

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