|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Mountainside chalet in Glen, minutes to Storyland, Attitash, hiking, rafting, fishing, shopping and dining in Bartlett, Jackson and North Conway. Perched on the side of a mountain, our home feels like Swiss Family Robinson in the Mt. Washington Valley--kids love it!
Cozy feel, wood and exposed beams, fireplace, wood stove, two living areas (upper/lower), deck with new propane grill, full kitchen w/dishwasher, and a 60-inch HDTV with streaming internet (Netflix, Amazon, etc.), high speed wireless throughout home.
Master bedroom main level with king bed. Lower level bedroom with queen bed. Two bedrooms upstairs with three and four twin beds respectively, and one trundle--perfect up to eight kids upstairs. Fresh linens and plenty of fluffy towels.
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My husband and I have been married for sixteen years. We have seven children and a loyal golden doodle. We live in Southwest Florida (near Naples) most of the year, but we are originally from New England and New York. We are huge mountain enthusiasts and nature lovers.
Catherine Ruth Pakaluk purchased this chalet in 2015
My husband and I have vacationed in the White Mountains since we started dating over sixteen years ago. We've come year after year, bringing our growing family, hiking the same trails. Now our big kids carry our little kids up the same paths they were carried on as babies. After so many years, we wanted a place to call home, a place that would be our spot. In the summer of 2012 we rented this charming chalet with stunning valley and wilderness views and just the perfect location for a family vacation. We got to know the owner--a wonderful family man who built the chalet for his family in the late 70s. We remembered the place fondly ever since. When we saw this darling mountain home pop up in the listings in the spring of 2015, we thought it was meant to be. We could hardly believe it. Our favorite rental spot ever! We made an offer, spent the summer of 2015 updating the interior and exterior, and the rest is history. We've promised the original owner we'll try to honor the spirit of his chalet--it was the first property built on our road. A little piece of Glen/Bartlett history.
We think Sparrow's Nest has one of the best views in the White Mountain Valley. Tongue and groove pine walls and ceilings, exposed beams, and a brick fireplace give this chalet a warm, woodsy feel. Combined with the expansive valley views we think it's about the quintessential retreat spot. There is absolutely nothing that comes close to sitting on the private deck, taking in the views, with the grill smoking or the fireplace crackling.
We stayed at this property with another family (total of 9 people plus 1 dog) as part of a ski vacation, visiting Attitash and Wildcat. The house was very well-kept and had plenty of room for kids (awake and asleep!) and adults. The kitchen was well-equipped and could easily handle cooking for our two families. The deck had beautiful views and great sunsets in the evening. The welcome packet provided by the owner was excellent and answered any questions you might have regarding your stay. The owner was also very responsive both thru VRBO and via phone.
Only two minor complaints which keep me from giving this 5 stars. The first is that accessing the house requires going down 3 flights of stairs from the garage. I will say the owner is very forthcoming about this so it is really more of a heads up that it is not a great house for going in and out multiple times per day. The second is that the driveway was covered in a thick layer of ice the week we were there, making loading/unloading from the cars a little tricky (and we did note other driveways in the neighborhood did not have this issue). Additionally, there are a couple of side doors next to the house that were completely snowed in and prevented ingress/egress to the side yards. I would think this is easily addressable by demanding more from the contractor hired to plow/shovel snow in the winter.
The two minor complaints aside, I think this is a great property to rent in the winter given its proximity to so many ski resorts and its capacity to house multiple families comfortably.
We had a great stay at the sparrows nest. The view was amazing. The house had everything we needed. We hope to return for another visit.
The only negative is the furniture is old and ou dated. I would book it again.
My family and I truly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful mountainside chalet! The views were breathtaking, the home was cozy and clean and the owners were wonderful!
Thank you Catherine for a fantastic experience...we are anxious to return again next year!
Myself and some other students from the Outing Club from my university stayed at this property for a week while we explored the White Mountains. It was such an amazing property and had all the amenities we could need. Having two kitchens was especially useful so as to not wake up people who weren't getting up at 5am for an extra-long hike. The location was also fantastic, almost everywhere we needed to go was within an hour. Also, you just can't beat that view.
My husband and I stayed here for a few days and absolutely loved it. We had stayed in the White Mountains before, but this place ranks as one of the best due to the incredible view from the back deck and the overall comfort and appeal of the house. We never tired of eating out on the back deck, taking in the beauty of our surroundings. The house itself was tastefully decorated, neat and tidy, and had plenty of useful appliances and utensils. (We particularly appreciated the speedy Bunn coffee maker!)
The house easily fits many guests, and the downstairs even has a kitchen of its own.
We definitely would recommend this place to friends and family and plan on visiting again soon. We can only imagine how gorgeous it must be in the Fall!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest|
|Property Damage Protection||A$77|
|Pet Fee||A$39 + Tax|
|Linens/Towels + Cleaning||A$196 + Tax|
Cleaning fee is for up to 8 persons. Additional $10 fee per person after 8.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.