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LUXURY ALLSEASON WATERFRONT RETREAT ON 55 ACRES:Ski,Snowmobile,Hike,Bike,Fish

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 278 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 8 - 10

PRIVACY and SERENITY await you at this magnificent setting on Daniels Pond, a year round vacation destination in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. A PERFECT GETAWAY for family, friends, and couples who love to experience the beauty of nature as adventurers and relax in the magical setting. Beautifully decorated with fully equipped kitchen, 4 spacious bedrooms, including MBR suite with sitting area and whirlpool,family room, LR with elegant stone fireplace, DR for 10, open wrap around porch, walkout lower level with W/D, 2 car garage, waterfront with dock and canoe.Right at your paradise enjoy breathtaking sunsets, shooting stars, fall foliage, the beauty of osprey, herons, loons, and moose, canoeing/kayaking on the peaceful waters, swimming, relaxing on your raft, fishing, hiking, biking, ATV riding, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, ice-fishing, ice-skating and snowmobiling on VAST. And less than one hour away ski JAY, STOWE, and BURKE. IT DOESN'T GET MUCH BETTER THAN THIS!


Owner
Sandra and Michael Fisher
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

About Sandra and Michael Fisher

A big hello to our guests from Michael and Sandra. Here is a little info about the proud owners of Paradise on Daniels Pond, aka Terrapin Station. We both were born and raised in the beautiful country suburbs of Phila, Pa, Michael in Chester Springs and Sandra in Yardley, and we are both grads of Penn State. Go State! Although we did not know each other until 2003, when the wonderful internet then brought us together, yes it does work! While building Terrapin Station, we would stay at the enchanted Inn on the Common in the picturesque town of Craftsburry Common, VT. Here we became engaged and then off to the chapel on the Common to marry in 2006. We now reside in our Pa dream home, a restored farmhouse circa 1812, in the quaint town of Birchrunville, with our 2 goats Templeton and Archie, our 3 cats Curious, A.J. and Chi, and of course the kids-young adults, Alexander, Connor and Taylor. And yes Michael is a long time fan of the Grateful Dead and Sandra, the Rolling Stones.

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Sandra and Michael Fisher purchased this house in 2006

Why Sandra and Michael Fisher chose Northeast Kingdom

Ahh, Vermont. The beauty of all that nature has to offer at its best! We both were fortunate to experience the wonders of Vermont in our earlier years. Michael's first entre to the Kingdom was in 1978, with one of several visits to the renown Bread and Puppet Theater in Glover. Wanting more of this beautiful state, Michael moved to Waitsfield from 1982 - 1985, working at Sugarbush, loving every moment. Sandra's first of many visits was in 1980 with her childhood friend who grew up spending summer and winter vacations at their lake house near Rutland. Skiing Killington, Okemo, Magic, bushwacking, water skiing, skating, hiking and loving it!. On to the year 2005 when we were ready to find our second dream home. We had Vermont in our hearts and knew that our desire to have serenity, beauty, privacy, the wonders of nature, and year round outdoor activities were all in this beautiful state. So we went for it and began the search and found our piece of paradise on the internet, and in Glover, where it all began! Yes, the internet has been good to us. At the time the property was a rough clearing with a foundation on 55 wooded acres, with an unbelieveable view of the water and mountains, and 1800 feet of shoreline, just absolutely beautiful. Feb of 2006 our dream home was ready. The first knock on our door were our pond neighbors Linda and Arthur, who welcomed us and offered their hospitality and to stop by anytime. This is what the people of the Kingdom are all about. In 2010 we were ready to offer our home to others to be able to enjoy this magical place. The Kingdom is One of the Most Beautiful Places in America. We are very thankful!

Guestbook comments from the owner

To put it in the words of my sister, "This is heaven on earth". We booked the house so that we could have some down time with my sister who was visiting from overseas. To begin with the entire booking process was simple and easy. spoke with Sandra on the phone & worked everything out. We received an information package from her that was invaluable with excellent suggestions. The home was very comfortable for the 8 of us. The views were priceless. Waking up in the morning with the sun caressing you through the big windows & having a cup of coffee on the veranda watching the mist over the water was wonderful. All of us from the young to the old had something to do. Our son & I fished the entire time. he even went out to fish in the rain! The Fishers generously provided many games to keep us entertained when it rained outside. We took the suggestions & tried a lot of the local restaurants. Parsons soon became our favoite. Chef Dave even gave me a recipe for making perch which came out excellent! The house was immaculate and decorated to make you feel welcomed and comfortable. Again in the words of my sister "What a memorable house & vacation!" Thank you for allowing us the use of your beautiful home and we look forward to being back soon.
May 2014
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Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 278 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath with shower , jacuzzi
  • Bathroom 1 is located on the lower level walk out. It is great for kids to use after having fun in the outdoors. Bathroom 2 is on the first floor adjacent to Bedroom 1. Bathroom 3 is on the second level adjacent to Bedroom 2 & 3. Bathroom 4 is in the MBR suite (bedroom 4), with whirlpool tub, and vanity area.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
  • Bedroom 1 has French Doors that open to a private area on the wrap around porch. Bedroom 4 , the Master Bedroom Suite, has a sitting area looking out on to the lake and mountains, and full bath with whirlpool tub. The room is very large and can accommodate additional sleeping area. All bedrooms have lots of windows and beautiful views. All beds have down pillows and down comforters. Beds accomodate sleeping for 8. The two additional sleep areas are 2 couches which are approximately 5' 10' in length located in the living room and in the family room.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • video player
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Raft
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(62 traveller reviews)

LUXURY ALLSEASON WATERFRONT RETREAT ON 55 ACRES:Ski,Snowmobile,Hike,Bike,Fish
average rating of 4.951613 based on 63 reviews
5

One of Our Best Vacations!

  • 5 of 5

My family plus another (4 adults and 4 kids total) just spent a wonderful week at Terrapin Station. It was unanimous - we all loved the house and NE Vermont. The house was clean and furnished very nicely and very comfortable. it was "move in" ready when we arrived. All beds are made. Lots of towles provided. Little amenities like laundry and kitchen detergent, paper products, fire wood and games, etc. are all provided too.

The property itself is beautiful and well maintained. We canoed many times each day and fell in love with the pond life - a beaver, a pair of loons, geese family and even a big brown hare jumped through the yard a few times. We explored all the little towns - shopped at Willy's in Greensboro for food and cheeses. We checked out Hill Farmstead Brewery (of course brought goodies home from there). The bike riding was great - day tripped it to Kingdom Trails in E. Burk. For all serious Mt. bikers, this is a MUST! Also hiked the Willoughby Lake Gorge and White Mts. in New Hampshire (about an hour drive).

The owners were gracious and attentive. Thanks to them for sharing this lovely home. I would defintely recommend this house to other families and plan to return sometime hopefully soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We know we say this frequently, but we are so thankful for you to have experienced the magic of Terrapin Station and the "Kingdom"! As you said "it was unanimous, we all loved the house and NE Vermont". That is what it is all about and what we strive for, to make Terrapin Station your home and for there to be all that you need to enjoy, for the very special young ones to the wonderful grand parents. How awesome that you also experienced so much of the Kingdom's beauty and attractions. This is why the NEK is so deserving of being on the list in "1000 Places To See Before You Die"! Thank you so much for sharing ""One of Our Best Vacations", with us and for the gracious compliments. Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to having you back! Warmly, Sandra and Michael
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5

A little piece of Heaven in Glover, Vermont

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had an outstanding week at Terrapin Station. If you want to get away and unplug, you could not choose a better location. Not only was the scenery beautiful, the sounds of the city life were non-existent. Sandra's home was warm and inviting; we felt at home almost immediately. Sandra called us on the first night to welcome us to her home and to check on our needs. There was an incident (or two) that needed her attention. Her response time was quite impressive and problems were resolved quickly. Being from Florida the family enjoyed the winter activities and were content staying at the house. We did check out the local area and found some good restaurants and enjoyed the pastoral general stores. I would be remiss if I did not mention the awesome view at night. The voluminous stars peppered the sky. It was like being in space. We hope to return and spend a week in the summer. The fishing, and local golf courses, would be a treat.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful and wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Terapin Station! Thank you for sharing your home with us. We got snowed in and you were so accommodating and even checked in on us. The house is well stocked and we slept well. Thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house in an even more beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful time with one other family. Sledding at the house-snowmobiling on the Vermont trails--snowboarding at Jay's Peak and to top it off a visit to Hill Farmstead! What a great vacation. Sandra was a complete pleasure to deal with. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful vacation for all four seasons!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Terrapin Station in January 2017. We booked our trip with hopes of a cozy, relaxing yet adventurous winter vacation and got exactly that. There is so much to do right at Terrapin Station - snowmobiling VAST trails right off of the property, walks through the woods, sledding down the front hill, snowshoeing... we also enjoyed our evenings reading and playing games by the fireplace! Not to mention, morning coffee while enjoying the view! We were also lucky enough to have several snow falls during our stay which made it that much more magical and peaceful!

We primarily use VRBO (Home Away) for our vacation rentals and have been happy with all of them - BUT Terrapin Station has been the best so far... it is perfectly equipped and organized with everything you could possibly need. The spice rack was fully stocked with quality spices, plenty of extra bath towels, toiletries for guest use, blow dryer, wonderful kitchen tools (we were most happy with the cookware as I tend to get frustrated with not-so-good cookware at vacation rentals!) Sandra and Michael were an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish...they made the booking process seamless, and checked in on us upon our arrival to ensure we were comfortable.

A few of our favorite things while visiting Terrapin and VT in general:

1. Parker Pie Company - very close to the house and DELICIOUS food along with quality local beers.

2. Snowmobiling VAST trails - especially high altitude trails! Exhilarating and magical!

3. Local VT craft breweries - Lost Nation was our favorite!

4. Restaurants and shops in Stowe (also not far from the house)

5. Lake Champlain Chocolate - just wow...

Thank you, thank you, thank you Sandra and Michael for opening up your little slice of heaven for all of us to enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING & BEAUTIFUL!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5, my husband, me, my 2 sons (8 and 5) and my daughter (3) and our friend’s family of 4 stayed here Thanksgiving week (November 18 – November 24, 2016). We have made a tradition of going away Thanksgiving week to a different state each year.

This year was Vermont and we could not have picked a better place to stay.

Terrapin Station in Vermont’s beautiful Northeast Kingdom is absolutely breathtaking! The views take your breath away. The first and second night of our stay, we did s’mores right by the lake and we literally thought we could reach up and touch a star!

The third night of our stay it started snowing and OH MY, it was gorgeous! The kids had a blast sleigh riding down the hill for hours!

On Thanksgiving Day my husband built a fire in the fire pit so the kids could warm up while sleigh riding. It was magical.

We enjoyed out trips to Stowe, many breweries (The Alchemist, Lost Nation, Rock Art and many more!), Cabot Cheese factory, Ben and Jerry's (YUMMY!!!!), and visited Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery which is gorgeous, warm, and cozy with some yummy wines.

Terrapin Station is immaculate, loved the decor, we had everything we needed and had many fun and memorable game nights with our family and our friends at the dining room table.

We will be back, just trying to figure when we can make the trip in the Fall (my kids sports take up our weekends, URGH!), but I am determined to make it work!

Sandra is an absolutely pleasure! She and my husband had a really good chat on the phone when we arrived. Thank you Sandra for letting me last minute change our date from our arrival date of November 19 to November 18, that was super nice of you and super helpful to my family our friends!

And THANK YOU so much for sending back Hershey! You should have seen my daughter's face when she opened the box!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
86 Miles
Burlington International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Parker Pie Company, West Glover
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Barton Golf Club, Barton
Nearest Train
86 Miles
Amtrak, Burlington
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Route 91 and Route 16
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Parker Pie Company, West Glover
Nearest Ski
32 Miles
Jay Peak, Jay
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Shadow Lake, Glover
Car: necessary

Welcome to Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.'This could very well be the most beautiful place in America' as in 1000 Places to See Before You Die. Rising mountains, pristine waters, and wildlife abound create a year round vacation destination for adventurers to romantics. Your paradise on Daniels Pond is ideally situated right in the heart of the Kingdom in Glover, home to the renown Bread and Puppet Theater and the famous Parker Pie Company for the best pizza, great music and mingling with the locals. Within a short drive enjoy all of this: skiing at Stowe, Jay, Burke, and Craftsbury Outdoor Center, golf in Barton, Jay, and Orleans, farm fresh produce at Petes Greens, farm to table dining at Claires, the famous Orleans County Fair, maple syrup and sugaring at Sugar Mill Farm, tours and tastings at Cabot Cheese and Ben and Jerry's, stroll through the picturesque village of Stowe with fine dining around , admire Lake Memphremagog, enjoy Newport Haskell Free Library and Opera House,cross into Canada and travel to Montreal. The Kingdom is truly a year round vacation paradise!

Other Activities: wildlife viewing, snowmobiling, ATV riding

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Glover, Vermont

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
4th of July Celebration
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,930
 
 
Thanksgiving in Vermont
18 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$2,930
 
 
Christmas in Vermont
19 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,930
 
 
New Year's Celebration
27 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$2,930
 
 
Presidents' Day Outing
15 Feb 2018 - 24 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$462
A$2,930
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$441
A$2,649
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee A$200.67
Refundable Damage Deposit A$401.34
Tax Rate 9.0%

The Standard Rate for less than 4 nights is $330 per night for a minimum of 3 nights.
The Holiday Rate for less than 4 nights is $345 per night for a minimum of 3 nights.

Long term rental rates are available, please contact Sandra Fisher.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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