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Fabulous 2 BR Luxury Condo - Ideal Stowe Location - Spectacular View - Sleeps 6

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,450 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

This Stonybrook Condo has 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed &, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Ideally located midway between the village and the mountain in the luxurious Stonybrook area, this condo has breathtaking views over the front lawn, to the rail fence, then to the hay field and historic farm house, and finally on up the valley to a spectacular panorama of both Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak. Inside are newly renovated kitchen and baths with dramatic, professionally taken Vermont photos throughout, including ski shots, native scenery and cows from the neighboring farm. While you are visiting, you have no question you are in Vermont. The unit has an open-hearth fireplace, complimentary wood, an HDTV with a TIVO DVR, wireless Internet access, a DVD/VCR player and four cordless phones. Bedrooms contain 2 new king-sized beds with specifications to match the Westin Hotel's famous Heavenly Bed. In the guest bedroom, the king can be split into two twins. For more and larger photos with expanded descriptions, visit mansfieldviewvermont*com (replace the asterisk with a period)

The Condo's Neighborhood: The Stonybrook area is the premier place to stay when you are visiting Stowe. Aside from the distinctive beauty of the buildings and surrounding grounds, you are perfectly positioned to drive just a few minutes to the village or the base of Mt Mansfield, being able to instantly access either. At an even shorter distance are a variety of local shops, delicatessens (one of our favorites within walking distance is the Edelweiss and their Vermont home-baked apple pies) and restaurants ranging from excellent pizza houses to fine dining.

At the south end of the Stonybrook property is an enormous wooded ravine which stretches for miles behind nearby farms and with more trails than you can ever cover with one visit, including one trail that leads to a spectacular nearby waterfall. At the north end, for walkers, joggers, runners and bikers, is the mid-point of the famous, paved, 6.5 mile, 'Stowe Rec Path,' which winds its way along the mountain road from the village to the ski area.

The Owner's Purchase Experience: Two years ago, when we (the owners) were looking for a Stowe property, we heard many realtors caution about Stonybrook and its high Association fees. Then we ran into a realtor who actually lived at Stonybrook and remarked, you get what you pay for! She turned out to be precisely right.

Later, on a quick side trip off the Mountain Road to visit the Trapp Family Lodge, we spotted the Stonybrook grounds and the front line of condos. It was immediately clear to us that if we were to buy in Stowe, this was the place to buy, and if at all possible to try to get one of the front line 'Farm Row' units that had the best, and truly breathtaking view of both Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak. We decided to wait it out, and a year and half later found and purchased Stonybrook 6.

Not only did we get a front line, Farm Row unit, we got a unit with a view that probably only 4 or 5 of the other Farm Row units have. i.e the ability to sit in either Living Room couch and see the mountain.

The Mountain: What a mountain Mt Mansfield is. Having grown up in mountain country elsewhere, this owner has been amazed at the many moods of Mt Mansfield. From dawn to noon to dusk, from rains to clouds to sunshine, and from snowstorms to the brilliant summer sunshine. Many of these views have been captured on digital camera and are permanently available for you slideshow viewing on the unit's brand new 37' plasma high definition TV.

For skiing, you already know the answer. The classic and historic Nosedive and National trails on Mt Mansfield early on led the way to Stowe being dubbed 'The Ski Capital of the East.' But then sunnier, gentler Spruce Peak, with its wider trails is also the skier's delight. Whatever your mood for the day, the perfect downhill run awaits you at Stowe.

We welcome you to duplicate our own pleasure. Come, visit, and find a place that will lead you back to Stowe and Stonybrook 6, again and again. We look forward to getting to know you!

More Details

Owner
Brooks Helmick
Member since: 2006
Speaks english, german, portuguese
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2018

About Brooks Helmick

Daughter (in the middle) is the real owner here. Mom and Dad help out with the management of the condo, and Gordon Setter, Dash, keeps everyone in line.

Brooks Helmick purchased this condo in 2006

Why Brooks Helmick chose Stowe

With Mom and Dad having honeymooned in Stowe, we always knew we wanted to come back here.

So in 2006, when the whole family rallied once again in Stowe, we were looking this time to return for good, and to find a property with a great view. After two week ends of looking and striking out, we decided to at least wrap up our search with a good Austrian pastry at the Trapp Lodge.

As we broke off the Mountain Road and headed up the road to the Trapps we spotted the Stonybrook grounds and the front line of condos. It was immediately clear to us that if we were to buy in Stowe, this was the place to buy, and if at all possible to try to get one of the front line 'Farm Row' units that had the best, and truly breathtaking view of both Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak. None were for sale, so we decided to wait it out, and a 18 months later (about three years ago now) we got exactly what we wanted.

Not only did we get a front line, Farm Row unit, we got a unit with a view that probably only 4 or 5 of the other Farm Row units have - i.e the ability to sit in either couch in the Living Room, and see the mountain.

Then we proceeded to completely renovate the condo with the latest appliances and yet with photos and decor such that in every room we and our visitors would have no question that 'We are in Vermont'

The pictures below describe the result. As the saying goes, 'What you see is what you get,' although our guests typically say, 'The real thing is even better.' We welcome you to come and see for yourself, and make your Vermont vacation dream come true.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Brooks & Family



We just wanted to say "Thanks" again for renting us your condo! Everything was wonderful, from the awesome view to all the great comforts of home! :) We especially enjoyed the wood-burning fireplace - its warmth to its "snap, crackle & pops"! And how great it was to not only have the kindling provided, but also the perfectly seasoned wood!!!



Your location was also "just right" - far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the town and mountain traffic - that it was quiet and peaceful, yet close enough to all the beauty and attractions that make Stowe a wonderful destination.



We enjoyed an excellent day of downhill skiing and a couple of days of beautiful/waterfall hikes! And then to top it all off, a lot of R&R alone with precious time with our 2 youngest adult children! Oh & then how could I forget....that scrumptious apple pie and Ben & Jerry's ice cream - YUM! What a kind and gracious addition to an awesome stay!!!



And last, but definitely not least, thanks for all your timely and thoughtful and helpful emails that put it all together!!!



May our Awesome & Loving God bless you all!



Sincerely grateful -



Ernie & Karen / Hannah & Samuel
Dec 2016
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Stowe

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Both bathrooms have just been renovated with new cabinets, silestone counters, and floors.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , separable to 2 twins
    Bedroom 3 - 2 large double bed , Livingroom Sofa near Guest Bath
  • Depending on the renter's preferences, the two twins in the guest bedroom can be either locked together permanently as a king or separated as two twins. During the rental period either configuration can be easily changed for the other since the beds are on easy rollers and have an easy mechanism to unlock or lock the beds together. Like the master bedroom, the mattresses and bedding for the guest room king / twin combination configuration have are also new and with specifications to match the Westin Hotel's famous 'Westin Heavenly Bed.' The Queen pullout sofa in the living room faces the mountain view. Behind the queen sofa is a wet bar with sink and mirror, and just down the hall, also on the main floor, is the guest full bathroom with shower.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis Court
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • 8 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The dining room also has an adjacent bar (above kitchen counter) which seats and additional 4. All new kitchen and bath including new cabinets, wood floors and stainless appliances including a hot water dispenser and glass top stove. The spectacular mountain view can be seen from the master bedroom and dining room and from both sofas in the living room.

Reviews

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5

This property provides ideal holiday accommodation with unexpected additional amenities.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Stonybrook 6 with high expectations, which were exceeded. This is a very comfortable house and everything works! As former VRBO owners ourselves we know the ropes and Brooks presents his house as we guess he’d like to live in it himself. His extensive notes were very useful when we consulted them and his extremely attentive email responses meant we were able to spend a wonderful week without any thought of household issues. The beds and and bedding are extremely comfortable and the view from the deck jaw-dropping!

  • Review Submitted: 15/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These were our fabulous British guests which, as a general rule, are always top notch, although these were surely among the best of the best. They had several great tweak improvement suggestions, not the least of which, was making our hot water dispenser even hotter for their afternoon tea! What can one say, other than to come back very fast indeed!
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North Granby
4

Clean, organized, nicely appointed, very easy owner to work with

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable but would have preferred the two baths to be on the second floor. Didn't like having a bath to share between the two bedrooms. Overall, a very nice property.

  • Review Submitted: 17/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location in the heart of the mountains.

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many places over the years. This house was extra nice. The owner, Brooks, had provided great information about the house, how to work everything, and a nice guide to activities and restaurants in the area.

The house was spotless! Every nook and cranny was dust free.

This is really in a league by itself, and we had a great 4 day weekend here.

  • Review Submitted: 03/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great for Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This condo was the perfect mountain getaway for our family of three! It provided us with everything we needed and more to make our stay in Stowe enjoyable. The panoramic views of the mountains right out the back door were incredible to wake up to. Not to mention, the close proximity to the recreational path made navigating Stowe a breeze! Everything in the condo was immaculately taken care of and spotless when we checked in. The owner, Brooks, is extremely organized, helpful, and full of recommendations for fun activities to do and restaurants to visit while in Stowe. You won't be disappointed with your stay in this lovely mountain condo.

  • Review Submitted: 01/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful location, great property!

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, clean, excellent location. Really enjoyed the easy access to the recreation path and the pool. Great views, apartment had everything we needed. Hope to stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 25/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Morgan City, Louisiana
4

Stowe-in-May

  • 4 of 5

Very nice condo in a great location..

  • Review Submitted: 23/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Burlington International Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Stowe Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Piecasso
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Mt Mansfield and Spruce Peak
Car: recommended

Stowe, the 'Ski Capital of the East' is by car, 45 minutes from Burlington International Airport and just over 3 hours from Boston. Stowe is known for its beauty, spectacular skiing, picturesque Vermont living, and a passion by the local townspeople to keep it that way. Whatever first-class recreation you are seeking. From skiing, biking, hiking, fishing, golfing hot-air ballooning, to dining, country shopping, outdoor symphonies at the Von Trapp Family Lodge, or just a walk in the woods, Stowe is the place to be. Locally two first class spas are just minutes away as well as great restaurants, a cinema, museums, art galleries, and a Ben & Jerry's factory.

Ski: Always known for its tough and varied intermediate and expert trails on Mt Mansfield and the wider, afternoon sun trails on Spruce Peak, the entire mountain has and is going an extensive upgrade. New higher capacity snow making trunk lines have been added to the famous National and Nose Dive trails on Mansfield and a multi-million dollar Stowe Mountain revitalization project that will include new high speed lifts, trails and snow making, lodge, 18 hole Bob Cupp designed golf course, fine dining, and a world class spa.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday condo around the Stowe

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Foliage 1
22 Sep 2018 - 7 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$350
 
 
Peak Foliage 2
8 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$262
AU$2,058
 
 
Stick Season
28 Oct 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$240
 
 
Early Winter
17 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$343
 
 
Christmas Wk1
15 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$617
 
 
Christmas Wk2
22 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$686
AU$4,322
 
 
Early January
1 Jan 2019 - 17 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$309
 
 
MLK Week End
18 Jan 2019 - 20 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$412
From
AU$412
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Late Jan - Early Feb
21 Jan 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$343
From
AU$412
Fri,Sat
 
 
President's Week
16 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$617
AU$3,842
 
 
Late Winter
24 Feb 2019 - 30 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$343
From
AU$343
Fri,Sat
AU$2,058
 
 
July-Aug
6 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
AU$343
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$343
AU$2,401
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$137.22 + Tax

$100 Departure Cleaning Charge

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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