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Enjoy Winter @ Private, Family-friendly Villa w/ Hot Tub, Fireplace, epic Views

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 371 m²
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

5 BR (sleeps 12), 3.5 Bath, Hot tub, Pool, Outdoor kitchen, Mountain views,Pond

What better way to enjoy Vermont's winter season than spending quality time with family and friends at this exclusive home with private hot tub and breath-taking mountain vistas?

VILLA AUSBLICK ('Villa with Views' in German) is the perfect choice for large family reunions or group retreats seeking an idyllic, very private Vermont getaway. This luxurious 4,000 sq.ft., mountain-top 5 bedroom/4 bath house with an outdoor hot tub and swimming pool sits on a wonderful 5-acre wooded lot in Waterbury Center, VT. It embodies comfort and relaxation with sweeping panoramic mountain views and easy access to 3 major ski resorts (Stowe, Bolton, Sugarbush).

VILLA AUSBLICK offers 5 large bedrooms (1 King, 2 Queen, 2 bunk plus trundle, 1 baby crib) comfortably sleeping up to 12 guests, 3 ½ bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen with eat-in nook and formal dining room, and a cozy living room with fire place. A family game room offers plenty entertainment options with a foosball table, shuffleboard, a bar and large-screen TV. Outdoor attractions include a beautifully landscaped yard, a wrap-around gazebo with outdoor kitchen for alfresco dining, a large sundeck to enjoy amazing sunsets, a fire pit next to a pond with waterfall, an in-ground swimming pool (late May-mid Sep) and a hot tub (mid Sep-late May).

Specifically set up to be kids-friendly VILLA AUSBLICK is fully outfitted for children from infancy through teenager including a separate play room, a baby crib, highchair, boaster seat, plastic dishes, books and board games, plenty of toys for inside and outside play. Outdoor attractions include a stacked sandbox, a tree house ("no adults allowed in") with swing, a natural rock climbing wall, and great woods to play endless hours of hide-and-seek.

Available year-round you can enjoy many summer and winter recreational sports within a short drive. Let the happy reviews of our former VILLA AUSBLICK guests be your guide.


* max. 12 guests (due to septic system limitation & to appease our neighbors)

* minimum rental age is 25 years

* max. 4 vehicles (offsite parking available)

* no pets (sorry, no exception due to family allergy)

* no smokers (this home is frequented by young families)

* No noisy parties or events


* signed Guest Agreement, photo ID, reservation deposit

CANCELLATION/RESCHEDULING/NO SHOW/EARLY DEPARTURE – In order to receive a full refund of the reservation deposit – less a $100 processing fee – cancellations, rescheduling, or changes must be submitted in writing and confirmed as received by Homeowners a) more than ninety (90) days prior to check-in date or b) by August 1 in case the booking is for the advertised Christmas/New Years Holiday Season. Said changes regardless of reason made a) within ninety (90) days of your check-in date or b) after August 1 for a Holiday booking will result in a forfeiture of moneys paid. All moneys paid are non-transferable to another date. Refunds will be given if Homeowners can re-book said dates with another guest. Homeowners are not responsible for Guests inability to arrive or if Guests chooses to depart early for any reason, or if members of Guests party do not show up. No refunds or rebates will be offered. WE ENCOURAGE ALL GUESTS TO BUY TRAVEL INSURANCE.

More Details

Sibylle Kim
Member since: 2005
Speaks english, german, spanish
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 November, 2017

About Sibylle Kim

Sibylle Kim is the VILLA AUSBLICK Owner & Manager.

Sibylle Kim purchased this estate in 2005

Why Sibylle Kim chose Waterbury

We are East Coast city folks who love Vermont and its pristine Green Mountains. When our children were born, we decided to buy that dream vacation home allowing our family to have a wonderful, well-balanced 'double life'. We chose the Waterbury, VT location for its proximity to various ski resorts (Stowe, Sugarbush, Bolden Valley), great recreational and culinary offerings, and easy access to I-89.

What makes this estate unique

VILLA AUSBLICK is a family-friendly sanctuary for discerning vacationers seeking mountain solitude. It is a very unique rental property that serves the varied needs of many different guests which could be a large, multi-generational family reunion or a group retreat coming together for a vacation, to celebrate the Holidays or a special life milestone (big birthday, engagement, wedding, baby shower, college commencement).

For me personally VILLA AUSBLICK is simply the perfect place to tune out from my busy day-to-day life, reconnect with nature and find my inner peace. Once you arrive, you will understand.


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Burlington, VT
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Blush Hill Country Club
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Waterbury, VT
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-89, exit 10
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Hen of the Woods
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Bolton Valley Resort
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Waterbury Reservoir
Car: necessary

Waterbury is centrally located at Exit 10 off Interstate 89, the state’s major north-south highway that winds along the spine of the Green Mountains. Route 100, dubbed “The Skiers’ Highway” as well as one of the most scenic drives in Vermont, threads through our region. The Mad River Byway and the Green Mountain Byway converge on our doorstep. The ski and summer resorts of Stowe, Bolton, Sugarbush and the Mad River Glen are readily accessed, and we are less than 30 minutes from Montpelier, Stowe, and Burlington.

Adjacent to a State Park with unrestricted panoramic views of Camel's Hump - Vermont's 3rd tallest mountain, Villa Ausblick is centrally located within a 30-minute drive to 4 major ski resorts (Stowe, Sugarbush, Mad River Glen, Bolton). Nearby attractions include the beautiful Waterbury Reservoir Lake and Winooski River for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming and boating. You can also choose amongst various golf courses and trails for hiking and mountain biking. Other tourist attractions are the Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory, the Cold Hollow Cider Mill and all the amazing shopping opportunities nearby Stowe and Burlington have to offer. And don't forget to explore Vermont's abundant foodie scene and famous micro-breweries, all easily accessible for this central location of Vermont. So whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or simply want to enjoy live in a stunning setting, Villa Ausblick is a luxury home with many amenities for you and your group.

Close to Burlington airport and Lake Champlain; 2 hrs from Montreal; 3 hrs from Boston. 5 ½ hrs from New York City.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate rental in Waterbury, Vermont

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 371 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • A complete RESERVATION requires receipt of a reservation deposit, signed Guest Agreement, and copy of photo ID within 24 hours of booking request.
  • The Villa Ausblick Short Term GUEST AGREEMENT is binding and overrides any options stated on this listing (e.g. occupancy, cancellation policy).
  • The outstanding BALANCE payment must be conducted through online banking/e-check, not via credit card.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • mobile phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bath - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , 2nd floor
    Shared bath - toilet , bath with shower , 2nd floor
    Private bath - toilet , shower enclosure , basement
    Half bath - toilet , 1st floor
  • All full bathrooms offer plenty storage, come with towels, hair dryer and bathroom toiletries..
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • MASTER bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , own jacuzzi bath & walk-in closet - 2nd fl.
    QUEEN bedroom - 1 large double bed , 1 cot , with crib, shared full bath - 2nd fl.
    QUEEN bedroom - 1 large double bed , own full bath - basement
    Bunk BR (1) - 3 single bed , bunk bed & trundle, shared bath, 2nd fl.
    Bunk BR (2) - 3 single bed , bunk bed & trundle, shared bath, 2nd fl.
  • The sizes and locations of the 5 bedroom easily and comfortably accommodate 5 couples, or 3 families with kids, or multi-generational family reunions. All rooms are kept at a very high hygiene standard with duvets and mattress covers cleaned 2-3 times a year.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • sand pit
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • Yard
  • 2 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jacuzzi ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
* Outdoor kitchen * Pond with waterfall and plenty animals (trouts, frogs, newts) * Fire pit * Tree house


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average rating of 4.951613 based on 62 reviews
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  • 5 of 5

From the time of booking through checkout this was an amazing experience. No detail left out, no surprises except that the view was more lovely than we could have imagined. The pictures are right on point.

We were 4 couples and 3 children gathering for a birthday weekend and the house was perfect. Hot tub, movie nights, skiing, cooking, enjoying the fire, it was wonderful. The house is very clean and extremely well stocked - including the kitchen. Truly nothing was left out and we all wished we could stay longer.

Our host went many extra steps including perfect birthday presents for our guests of honor. I highly recommend booking this property!

  • Review Submitted: 28/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your extremely kind review! When speaking with prospect guest before they book we always try to glean if there is a special occasion that brings family and/or friends together. And sometimes we are lucky and can welcome these visitors with a little surprise... in addition to "the view that was more lovely than we could have imagined."
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Beautiful house with unbelievable views

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 11: 5 adults, 5 kids (ages 6 through 12 years) and 1 toddler. This house was perfect for our group! There was plenty of areas for the kids to explore and entertain themselves. Lots of space for them to run around. They really enjoyed the pond, using it more than the pool! It was also great for the toddler - fully stocked with toys, a crib, and utensils for a toddler. The house was extremely kid friendly, but also extremely well appointed. The location is also fantastic: we hiked Camel's Hump, spent a day at Warren Falls, and Lake Champlain. We never made it to the Reservoir, but did drive through to look at it and it also seemed to have a lot of fun things to do - kayaking, paddleboarding, etc.

The owners have thought of almost everything and there are instructional videos if needed on appliances in the house! Highly recommend this house!

  • Review Submitted: 07/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words. We are so pleased about this review as this group was initially worried that Villa Ausblick's bedroom configurations would be tricky for their particular circumstances (4 individual sets of families). Thankfully they trusted our assurance that this home bedrooms are spacious enough to make it work.
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Relaxing and rejuvenating

  • 4 of 5

Great family retreat. Outstanding location overlooking tranquil mountain setting. Extremely well equipped with various leisure items both for adults and children indoor and outdoor. Kids and parents especially loved the play room with toys for the kids , and the sand box area outdoors. The water lilly pond, well stocked with salamanders and frogs was a big attraction for the children, albeit with strict supervision. Inside house was well appointed with comfortable and stylish furniture and large enough to afford everyone plenty of privacy. The large entertainement room downstairs was a real plus.

What was important to us , a family of 8 adults and 4 children , was a well stocked modern kitchen. We like to cook and we took advantage of the fresh local products to enjoy great meals daily as a group. For those who would rather not deal with that, there are many breweries and other eating establihments within 30 minutes of the house.

I would strongly recommend this property and the area.

  • Review Submitted: 21/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are pleased you found everything we worked so hard to provide for our guests enjoyable. It's sounds like you have had a 5* experience :-)
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Beautiful, had every amenity you could need.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home. More than enough space for people to sleep. Impeccable furniture. Soft beds. Tons of games, board games, shuffle board, foozeball, darts. Hot tub is easy to use. FULLY STOCKED kitchen. Was just a lovely place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 14/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location, Family-Friendly!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our 3 young kids stayed at Villa Ausblick with my sister and brother-in-law and their kids during peak foliage weekend in Waterbury. The house was better than expected-- the views from the back deck were spectacular! The yard, with tree house and large natural rock formation, provided non-stop-fun for the kids. The house is set back from the road with a long paved driveway, so we never had to worry about the kids on their bikes or scooters.

You can get to downtown Waterbury in less than 10 minutes. We hiked every day (we recommend Mt. Philo for all ages) and did a portion of the Long Trail.

I accidentally left my bag at the house, but the owner went out of her way to find a way to return it me in the Boston area.

We can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 13/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review! Yes, occasionally we do have Lost & Found items. Mostly they don't get claimed and we donate usable items to a local thrift store. In this case - a forgotten luggage - we got creative. One simple post on the online community board, and I got 5 different volunteers offering to take this luggage along for a drive from Waterbury, VT to Boston. Within days this guest had her belongings returned thanks to the kindness of complete strangers.
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  • 5 of 5

We visited VILLA AUSBLICK with 11 family members and everyone had a great time. We all kept saying how beautiful the views and property were. The property is as pretty as shown in the pictures and everything was in working order. The pool was great and was used every day. We used pretty much every convenience/amenity - great kitchen to cook both breakfasts and dinners, b-b-q, deck for morning coffee, gazebo for evening meals and games, fire pit for late night stargazing, pond was nice to gaze at and look for fish and frogs, downstairs game room and washer/dryer. This property is so private and quiet yet within 15 minutes of a supermarket/gas station with convenience store. We visited the towns of Waterbury, Stowe and Burlington and all were close with good restaurants. The kids hiked Mt. Mansfield and did the ropes course through Arbortrek. We went to Camel's Hump Mountain, did SUP at the Reservoir and biked the Stowe Recreation Trail and would recommend all of these things. We would definitely love to visit Villa Ausblick again sometime and would recommend it to anyone who wants privacy, a beautiful house and a perfect location. This is an overall 5-star rental!!

Recommendations - We were in Waterbury for a hot week and did miss not having any air conditioning - even units in the bedrooms would have been appreciated. Although when we commented to a shopkeeper she told us most homes and shops don't have ac. There should be a tv on the main level - if only to watch the news at night/morning for weather reports. There are only 2 tvs - 1 in the Master upstairs and 1 in the basement game room.

  • Review Submitted: 19/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this very thorough review, you clearly care about giving prospect visitors an honest feedback of what to expect. This guest is correct in mentioning that Villa Ausblick doesn't offer central air-conditioning, just as the local shopkeeper is accurate in pointing out that this amenity is not a standard feature in most of upstate Vermont's primary residences or shops. Even in 2016, new residential constructions rarely comes with A/C. Instead, locals refer to their 'lovely mountain breeze' and their 'keep-the-windows-open' strategy. As hosts of a vacation rental home we of course understand that some guests arriving from different climate zones have different expectations. Sadly this home's crank windows do not accommodate window AC units. In lieu we do provide a number of ceiling and standing fans.... and suggest to keep all windows open for cross breezes. Concerning the lack of a TV on the main floor, this is our personal choice as our family uses this vacation home primarily to unplug from the real world and to connect with nature and each other. We wanted to provide our children and our friends a playful, natural environment without tempting distractions. After a full day of activities and a good dinner we use the basement family room to watch movies or TV. We understand and respect that this may not be everyone's preference. But this detail is fully disclosed in our online listing and when we respond to an initial inquiry.
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday estate in Waterbury, Vermont

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Fall 2017
10 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Season 2017/18
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2017/18
2 Jan 2018 - 11 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
MLK 2018
12 Jan 2018 - 15 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mid Winter 2017/18
16 Jan 2018 - 14 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
President's Day Week 2018
16 Feb 2018 - 25 Feb 2018
5 night minimum stay
Late Winter 2017/18
26 Feb 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
16 Apr 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2018
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$1,321.9
Villa Ausblick Combo Fee AU$495.71
Tax Rate 9.0%

* Rates subject to change without notice.
* The $350 Combo Fee covers these Villa Ausblick services: housekeeping, laundry, trash removal, pest control, property management. plowing or landscaping, hot tub or swimming pool care.
* Check-in after 5pm; Check-out by 10am unless otherwise arranged.
* Max. 12 guests. No pets. No smokers. No tenants under 25 years. Max. 4 cars.
* RESERVATION REQUIREMENTS within 24 hours of online booking: 1) Reservation Deposit 2) signed Guest Agreement* 3) Photo ID
(You will receive a personalized Guest Agreement, which you need to print out, sign and return via email. Merely accepting the agreement posted online does NOT suffice.)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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