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Colonial-style solid-timber home in a quiet setting

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 207 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 8-10

'Sanctuary' describes this green-built, two-story solid-timber home perfectly. Peaceful, quiet, nestled on a wooded mountainside in Vermont, it's the superlative place to get away from the noise of everyday life. A fully furnished screened back porch, complete with soft patio lights, padded porch swing, and small dining table completes the picture. A glassfront woodstove (fall/winter) adds charm and warmth. All flooring random-width pine finished with natural oils. Bedrooms are spacious and include sitting areas. And yes, I have Wifi! Unique shopping and art galleries await you in quintessential Woodstock, only 5 miles away. Silver Lake State park with beachfront, kayak and paddleboat rentals, and playground area is 4 miles away. After a day at the beach, there's the famous Barnard General Store for deli/ice cream, Tozier's drive-up, or fine dining at the Barnard Inn and Max's Tavern. Live theater/concerts within 30 minutes distance at Northern Stage, The Hopkins Center, and Lebanon Opera House.

LONG TERM RENTERS: 30-day or longer means a better deal! Often as low as $900-$1100/week! Ask for rates.

Reserving the property: Once you're ready to book, the dates you desire are secured with at least a 50% rental deposit (one months rent if you're a monthly renter) and the signed booking confirmation form emailed to you.

More Details

Owner
Heidi Gennaro
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
12 December, 2017

About Heidi Gennaro

Meet Heidi---an ordinary woman with an extraordinary tale of working beside her (now late) husband, Paul, their master-carpenter friend, Randy, and Heidi's three children to build their dream solid-timber house in Vermont. Thrown into this project quite by the surprise of Providence, she realized in those four years of 'family logging' on their 24 acres, sawing up the felled white Eastern pine on a portable sawmill, and finally building, that only by testing a dream can you know if you have been given both the faith, perseverance, and grit to complete that dream. Though Heidi lost her husband Paul in 2007 to heart disease, she endeavors to share this uniquely peaceful and beautiful home to weary travelers in search of respite and sanctuary from the demands of the world we live in. Enjoy and be at home in this magical place nestled in the calm beauty of Vermont!

Heidi Gennaro purchased this house in 2000

Why Heidi Gennaro chose Barnard

You will find peaceful seclusion here: a uniquely beautiful, green-built home nestled among 24.5 acres of sugar-maple laden forest, yet easy access to Vermont Rte. 12 just 1700 feet down the mountainside driveway. Quintessential Woodstock is 5 miles south, Silver Lake and the Historic Barnard General Store 4 miles north, Mt. Tom hiking and horseback trails 3 miles south, and Hanover, NH and Dartmouth College 23 miles east. Northern Stage and the Lebanon Opera House are 22 miles east.

What makes this house unique

After 500 + guests and six + years of vacation renting, Heidi has heard nothing but 'Wow--better than the photos!' Comments left in Heidi's guest book and the solid 5-star posted reviews on two listing sites say it all. Heidi has accommodated varied guests: families with children, couples wanting a romantic getaway, bridal parties, groups of eight '20-something' weekend skiers, and everyone in between, each group leaving behind rave reviews about the home, the setting, the re-connection to family and friends, and the entire experience.

Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Burlington International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Barnard Inn/Max's Tavern
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Woodstock Golf and Fitness
Nearest Train
19 Miles
White River Junction - Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Vermont Rte 12
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Barnard Inn
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Suicide Six Ski Area
Nearest Beach
4.5 Miles
Silver Lake State Park
Car: recommended

Located equidistant from quintessential Woodstock and beautiful Silver Lake State Park in Barnard, you'll get the best of both locations: unique shopping, art galleries, Billings Farm, Rockefeller mansion and national park, outdoor concerts, kayaking, sailing, camping, hiking, horseback riding, cycling, skiing, all on a secluded, quiet mountainside. Trails on my 24.5 acres, so bring your hiking shoes, snowshoes, or your ATVs! LONGER-TERM RENTERS: BOOK A YEAR IN ADVANCE FOR BEST AVAILABILITY.

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 207 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Firewood
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • thermos flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , master bath; also has grab bar by toilet.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , upstairs bath. TODDLER SEAT built into adult toilet seat
    Bathroom 3 - bath with shower , Located in laundry room; for guests or pets!
  • Both bathrooms have separate sink/toilet areas, custom built-in cabinetry, and are very luxuriously decorated. The upstairs toilet has a built-in 'kiddie' seat for toddlers. The basement tub/shower is located in the laundry room and is great for larger parties when everyone's trying to get a shower at once, OR---for your dog when he needs a bath (there's a re-movable shower nozzle and pet shampoo available).
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , west upstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , east upstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , first floor master bedroom
  • All bedrooms are very spacious--20 x 15 feet--with the rare beauty of 6 x 12 solid-wood log walls and 6 x 8 woos ceiling beams, romantic gas stoves on their own thermostats, ceiling fans for your comfort, spacious closets, and beautiful views of the forested mountainside. Interior walls have Williamsburg-color pallet wallpaper and oil-painted wainscot/chair rail to place you in an Early American colonial era. Each bedroom has it's own unique sitting area for coffee, conversation, reading, reflection. Master bedroom: one queen bed; attached bath. Upstairs west bedroom: one queen bed; one queen sofa sleeper; shared bath. Upstairs east bedroom: one queen bed; shared bath. Two twin mattresses available by request for extra sleeping on floor.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 9 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This is a beautiful, two-story, center-hall colonial solid-timber home decorated in classic Williamsburg colors and built in 2000. It has gorgeous paneled wainscot/chair rail/wallpaper on the interior walls, classic 6 x 12 flat logs on the exterior walls, with wood beams and painted board ceilings. The screened-in back porch, 8 x 32 with six cushioned chairs, two cushioned love seats, a dining table and padded porch swing is golden during summer months, attached to the dining area w/ french doors. Washer and dryer in basement. Well-behaved dogs welcome, but let's discuss first. LONG-TERM RENTERS: Book early! A year in advance will give you the best availability. Willing to negotiate a fair rental price. COLD WEATHER GUESTS: The two main heat sources are FOUR gas fireplaces on thermostat (dining room; ALL bdrms) glass-front woodstove (living room) requiring you to start/maintain a fire in winter. POND: Pond has a small sand beach for play/relaxation. SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK

Reviews

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average rating of 4.974359 based on 39 reviews
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The Coziest Rental

  • 5 of 5

Heidi was an amazing host and her home is spectacular. It's the perfect place to unwind by the fire and enjoy family. The house and location are spectacular. We can't wait to get back!

  • Review Submitted: 26/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a lovely home! The wood/gas stoves add an extra coziness to the home.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this awesome Vermont getaway for the past three/four years. It feels like home! We have had early Thanksgiving with family here and it's the perfect setting! Plan to come again.

  • Review Submitted: 19/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

This house is so perfectly Vermont and we felt right at home! I highly recommend staying here. Thank you, Heidi!

  • Review Submitted: 23/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

So pretty!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful! So homey and inviting!

  • Review Submitted: 19/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Autum in Vermont made better in a beautiful and warm log home.

  • 5 of 5

This home was so cozy and well fit for cooking, dinimg and relaxing, we almost had to force ourselves out to explore Vermont in full autum splendor. Our expectations were high and we were not disappointed. We could easily have spent another week or more. Would love to stay again in winter to ski and snowshoe.

  • Review Submitted: 08/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great getaway to a very personalized and comfortable home.

  • 5 of 5

This custom built, timber home is in a rural setting but close to all the sites and activities you will want to see and do. It even has it's own hiking trail and extremely close to the Appalachian Trail if you so desire. The owner is a real pleasure to work with and is in touch throughout the entire process.

The house has all you would need and more with surroundings that are unbelievably quiet and peaceful. We spent every morning and evening on the screened-in side porch although the weather was absolutely perfect for it (extra thanks Heidi). If you want to just getaway and enjoy the Vermont countryside in the Woodstock area while relaxing in a church-like quietness, this is it.

  • Review Submitted: 25/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$264.64
Pet Fee AU$52.93
Damage Deposit AU$463.12

Monthly rental is greatly encouraged and often negotiable and will range from $3,300 to $4,995, depending on the season; 3 months rates mean greater discount. Thinking of staying 28 days? Make it 30 or more and you will likely pay LESS!

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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