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Barbara Venezia

Member since: 2004
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Lovely Apartment in Historic Mad River Valley Close to skiing

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Waitsfield holiday house

1 bedroom, 1 large bath with tub & Walk In Shower - Sleeps 4

Located on a hill in Historic Waitsfield, within walking distance to the Von Trapp Farm and historic Skinner Barn, Joslin Gardens Suite is a completely private apartment on one of the Mad River Valley’s most distinctive estates. Its private entry features an expansive porch overlooking five acres of park-like landscaped gardens and grounds. Beautifully appointed with comfortable furnishings, with an eye toward comfort and Vermont charm, it includes a fully equipped kitchen, cable television and high speed wireless Internet access. Take advantage of year round recreational activities or simply sit back, enjoy the gardens and relax in the comfortable splendor of this one bedroom mountain suite.

Features: Queen bedroom plus sofabed (sleeps 4),

Bathroom includes tub/shower and walk in shower,

Private entrance with porch,

Fully equipped modern kitchen,

Radiant heat,

TV, DVD, VCR, wireless Internet access, local phone,

Hot tub located on a deck which is a short walk from your back door.

Special Amenities: When you arrive, we will have your vacation home outfitted with soaps and shampoos, dish detergent, paper products, basic spice and coffee filters. Bathrobes are available for your use.Don't forget to pack your bathing suit for the hot tub. Is this a special occasion? Please inquire about our shopping service. We can arrange to have food, flowers and other items stocked in the unit for you.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Barbara Venezia (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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Speaks english


based on 33 traveller reviews

Lovely Apartment in Historic Mad River Valley Close to skiing
average rating of 4.787879 based on 33 reviews

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We loved this rental. Friendly and extremely accommodating hosts, ideal location, and very, very comfortable and beautiful apartment with a well-equipped kitchen, laundry in unit, etc.. Really couldn't ask for more. We'll definitely be returning!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love the Mad River Valley and do our best to be sure all our guests have a great experience when they visit!
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Comfortable, scenic place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Having no idea what to expect in Waitsfield, we were very happy with the spacious and useful property that comfortably fit our traveling family. The grounds and porch were relaxing and allowed us to unwind from our trip activity. The area was really cool and has a rich history that is fun to explore, and the surrounding Mad River Valley, covered bridges and shops were unique and fun to drive by or stop and explore/take pictures. Will definitely look to stay here again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great stay in the MadRiver Valley

  • 5 of 5

Another great week at this lovely property in Waitsfield! This is the third year in a row we've stayed here and continue to be pleased with location, layout, and amenities. This time around, the owner was nice enough to turn up the hottub so we could soak our bones after the long drive.

Totally recommend that you stay here!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were very happy that you enjoyed our apartment, Sugarbush and the Mad River Valley so much. You were lovely to rent to and we are always happy to have you as guests. Anytime you want the hot tub turned on and ready, call or text us and if we are available, we would be happy to turn it on for you, especially after a long days of skiing.
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Great apt. for family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully maintained apartment that comfortably accommodated 2 adults and 2 kids for a 5 night stay. Very close to Mad River Glen and Sugarbush and minutes from grocery, movie theatre, and restaurants in town. The owners provided everything we needed and more, and we truly felt like guests. We had a great vacation and hope to go back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location; apartment did not meet expectations.

  • 2 of 5

This is a beautifully located unit but I must take issue with the property description. The advertised "flat screen" tv" was the oldest model of television I have ever seen in a rental (circa 1990s) and the general decor is early college dorm. Soap containers (described as being included and available) were almost empty. The hot tub is pictured as being on the lovely outdoor deck but actually is on the deck of an adjacent unit two doors down, across a field. We didn't feel comfortable using the hot tub on a the deck of an adjacent occupied a single family home.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I find this review to be very disconcerting because these guests have stayed in the exact same unit before and nothing about the decor or hot tub was a problem then, nor has anything changed since. If they were really dissatisfied with the layout and decor, why would they rebook for a second stay? When they reserved the property they stated that they had stayed here before, so they most certainly knew it was the same place. I am sorry that our cleaner overlooked filling the soaps, but I did check in with the tenants after their arrival to see if they needed anything, and they said that everything was fine. In over nine years of renting this apartment, we have never received anything less than a four star review.
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Great snowboarding week

  • 5 of 5

Great place. A short drive to Sugarbush, and the hot tub was great after skiing. Lots of room, private, and nice having a full kitchen.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our hot tub is a one of the amenities that our guests love, especially after a long day on the slopes. I try and keep the kitchen stocked with basic spices, pots, pans, casseroles and all the utensils so that if you choose to cook on your vacation, you will have everything you need.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Burlington International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Big Picture
Nearest Ferry
42 Miles
Kings St Dock Burlington, VT
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sugarbush Golf Club
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrak Waterbury, VT
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Peasant Restaurant
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Sugarbush Mountain
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Waterbury Center State Park
Car: necessary

The Mad River Valley is truly in the center of Vermont. Within an hour's driving distance one can be in Stowe, Killington, Middlebury or Burlington. Visit The Trapp Family Lodge, take a tour of Ben & Jerry's or the Shelbourne Museum. Visit spectacular Quechee Gorge, The Teddy Bear Factory, or The Northeast Kingdom. Sugarbush is 25 minutes from Norwich University for graduation and parents weekend. Make our home your vacation headquarters and discover why the Mad River Valley is known as The Heart and Soul of Vermont. An ideal setting and climate for bicycle enthusiasts, the Mad River Valley boasts miles of mountain bike trails for all ability levels and the roads throughout the valley provide some of the finest road cycling in the northeast. Mountain bike trail maps are available on the web. The Mad River and the brooks that feed it are home to brook, rainbow and brown trout. Book your holiday vacation rentals now!!

Other Activities: Ask about our midweek ski and stay packages


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Waitsfield, Vermont

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
9 Sep 2016 - 1 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
23 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years
30 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Ski Season
2 Jan 2017 - 19 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
Presidents Week
17 Feb 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Late Season Skiing
20 Mar 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$394
Cleaning A$53
Tax Rate 9.0%

Holiday weekends require a 3 night minimum, July 4, Labor Day, Columbus day
Rates are higher at Xmas and Presidents week.
I will never ask you to wire money, beware of scammers.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Waitsfield, Vermont

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • mobile phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • Bathroom has full tub plus separate tiled shower stall. Towels and bathrooms included available for your use. We stock toilet paper, Kleenex, shampoo & conditioner, soap, and hair dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Flat screen TV
    living room - 1 cot , 1 sofa bed/futon , high chair available
  • New Queen mattress in bedroom, Cable TV, terry cloth bathrobes,
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • video player
  • Barbecue
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wooden decking
  • Yard
  • 3 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
please inquire We also have sleds and directions to the best sledding hill in town!