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Best Location In Burlington - Private 2 bedroom historic home

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,050 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

2 bedroom house in the walkable heart of Burlington, VT

Let our guesthouse be your home away from home in Burlington, located just 2 blocks from the Church Street Marketplace and 2 blocks from the Burlington Waterfront. Enjoy your stay within walking distance of everything Burlington has to offer, including shopping, dining, pubs, galleries, coffee shops, parks, marinas and the city's business district. We are 5 blocks (0.5 mi) from the center of the Champlain College campus, and 10 blocks (0.8 mi.) from the center of the University of Vermont campus.

Our historic property dates from 1890 and is renovated with period character and modern conveniences. Amenities include a fully equipped cook's kitchen, private yard, on-site laundry and off-street parking. Why stay in a hotel when you can have the spaciousness and privacy of your own home?

Sunset City Guesthouse comfortably accommodates 4 people in two bedrooms (1 king room features a king bed, the second a full). A plush, queen-size air mattress is available to set up in the living room which can accommodate up to 2 additional guests. Caretaker lives on site in a fully separate apartment and is available to help with any questions or area tips.

Note that we also have a 3-bedroom sister property located next door, advertised on this site under the heading 'Private 3-bedroom historic home - Best walkable location in Burlington'. VRBO #565484

More Details

Matt Mahoney
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, french, spanish
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Matt Mahoney

Matt and Stacey bought this home in 2007 and spent six years living here and restoring it to historic standards. We next moved next door and renovated the 3-bedroom sister property. We now live out west in Portland, OR, but keep in close touch with our guests and our caretaker to make sure everyone's well taken care of.

Matt Mahoney purchased this house in 2007


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in South End, Vermont

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq ft
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Walk-in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • long term rentals available
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Best Location In Burlington - Private 2 bedroom historic home
average rating of 4.6904764 based on 42 reviews

Great location within walking distance of everything Burlington

  • 5 of 5

Quaint, historical property with a nice yard and 3 parking spaces in the driveway. Perfect for small family or 2 couples to share.

  • Review Submitted: 22/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Historical Charm with an unbeatable location

  • 5 of 5

You cannot beat the location of this property. Equal walking distance to Church Street and Waterfront Park - and all that is in between. Ample private parking, a quiet backyard, and all the expected amenities of a rental property. Tucked away only a couple of blocks from Main Street, you're never too far away from the action, or from the relaxation of a quintessential Vermont town. Unique historical features throughout the house make you feel that you are a temporary resident of the community, versus a passing tourist.

  • Review Submitted: 25/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close to down town

  • 3 of 5

This is a cozy little apartment close to down town. We especially liked the back yard and kitchen. The apartment is a little rough around the edges. The carpets are very dirty and there was a musty smell throughout. When we got there all the windows were closed and they had just cleaned so it smelled strongly of cleaning chemicals and room deodorizer. Once we aired it out and removed the overpowering room deodorizer, it smelled like wet carpet. Time to replace the carpets and rugs and/or buy a dehumidifier.

Overall good stay but we didn't spend much time inside the house because of this. Luckily it was nice out and you can walk everywhere from the address.

  • Review Submitted: 23/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location, great style!

  • 5 of 5

Matt's place was great and we had a fabulous time staying there. There is a spacious back yard to sit around in and all the amenities one might need for a weekend in Burlington. Would definitely stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: 17/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good stay

  • 4 of 5

Cute house with more than enough space for our party of 5. Centrally located.

  • Review Submitted: 10/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice old house in a convenient location

  • 3 of 5


It was in a very convenient location, and it was just a few minute walk to be right downtown. It was a big place, with large bedrooms, kitchen, living room and dining area. The kitchen was fairly well stocked, and had things like measuring cups, which most rental homes don't seem to have! The large bedroom was facing the street, but running the window air conditioner helped to block out any noise. The bathroom was average sized, and the shower had great water pressure. Someone had mentioned in a previous comment about the bathroom being slanted, but I didn't find it to be a problem. I live in an old house myself, so nothing is straight! There was a nice, long driveway, that could fit three cars without any problem, so it was a plus to not have to look for parking.


The bedding for the king-sized bed we slept in seemed to be for either a queen or double bed. The sheet and comforter barely covered the bed, so my husband and I ended up completely uncovering one another repeatedly every night, so larger, king-sized linens are needed for that bed.

We had an unexpected problem during our stay. There was some sort of leak in the upstairs apartment tub that leaked water all over from the ceiling down into our bathroom. Water was pouring out like a faucet from around a light fixture that was above the toilet. That was quite a mess I had to clean up! They had a plumber come the next date to fix the issue upstairs, but some repairs will need to be done to the ceiling and the light in the bathroom. There was some previous water damage on the ceiling and light, so it must have happened at least once prior to our stay. The property manager was aware of the issue when I spoke with him, so I'm not sure why it wasn't fixed sooner.

  • Review Submitted: 07/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3.5 Miles
Burlington International Airport (BTV)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Take your pick - walk to bars of every stripe
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
Lake Champlain Transportation
Nearest Golf
1.3 Miles
Burlington Country Club
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.6 Miles
Interstate 89
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Take your pick - endless variety in walking distan
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Bolton Valley Resort
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
North Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

We accept requests for stays of 4 or more nights at any time. We're happy to accept requests for shorter stays within 60 days of the date of stay. We typically require a minimum stay of 3-nights around weekends, more during peak season. We're happy to consider requests for single-night stays that may fill in a gap in our calendar.

We hope you can understand that our need to manage our calendar is critical to our success.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.