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pre-1845 village dwelling, families welcome

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath, right in Waitsfield village

Circus Smirkus here July 2, 3!

A 3-unit structure, this is at least part of Ezra Wait's old house and tavern, according to town history. I the owner live in the front unit, the middle unit is the rental, and the back (the old barn) is commercial space rented to an amazing architect.

This is really your own house, but it's attached to my house (see pics). It's modest but comfortable. I tried to be green where possible with the renovation - the island countertop is old blackboard slate, the downstairs floor though new, is from timber across the gap, salvageable original floorboards were saved for the sliding barn door, trashcans are old sap buckets, etc.

Small as it is, the property has 4 plum trees, 1 cherry tree, 2 pair trees (not fruiting yet), 2 apple trees, and blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, gooseberry, and seaberry plants. The aim is to create an edible landscape, but it's at the beginning. About 1/3 of the property is wooded, which leaves for a small yard.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Meg

Former Manhattanite, city mouse turned country mouse.

Meg purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Meg chose Waitsfield

Location. Right in Waitsfield village, but set back from the road.

What makes this apartment unique

The river is across the street (Rt 100). On the Mad Bus shuttle route to Sugarbush (operates in winter).

You have access to my bike repair stand (Feedback Pro Elite). There are 2 bike shops very nearby - 1) a few doors away, and 2) a mile away,

If you absolutely have to work, there's a co-working office across the street with super fast internet


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Waitsfield, Vermont

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Bathroom is on the 2nd floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
  • 1 queen downstairs 2 twins upstairs
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Bicycle work stand - Feedback Pro Elite


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)

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pre-1845 village dwelling, families welcome
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews

Wedding in Vermont

  • 5 of 5

Meg is a very considerate and creative host. A chalk sketch of the town greeted me upon entering. Meg also provided a hard copy map that is now dog eared. The cinammon raisin bread was the best treat.

The house is centrally located that permitted me to take in sights without the use of my car.

The house is very comfortable and cools off quite nicely in the evening which is important when the temperature soared to 81.

  • Review Submitted: 18/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable with lots of VT charm in great location

  • 5 of 5

This apartment exuded VT charm and Meg provided generous VT hospitality by having the apartment so well equipped with everything we could have needed plus a gift certificate for some yummy local baked goods. This made for a truly great stay! Thank you Meg!

  • Review Submitted: 30/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The home owner could not have been more accommading throughout our stay. Mapped out area for us on the chalkboard counter. Had lights on and heat for us for our late arrival on my birthday which they recognized.. Checked on us to ensure we had everything we needed for our wedding weekend. Would love to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 29/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Waycross, Georgia

Perfect house for village life! Clean, plenty of room and very accommodating owner.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for a week on our honeymoon. From the time we arrived, Meg made sure we had everything we needed and she continued to check on us throughout the week. The house is in the perfect location, right across the street from the heart of town with shops, a few restaurants, and a great bakery. The house is located in Waitsfield which made it easy for us to take several different day trips to explore surrounding villages. Meg left menus and brochures for restaurants and activities in the area and we loved the map of the town she drew on the chalkboard counter in the kitchen. If we are ever in the area again we won’t hesitate to stay here!

  • Review Submitted: 14/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lebanon, NJ

Cozy, quaint, convenient

  • 5 of 5

Our annual fall trip to Vermont was made even better by the comfortable accommodations we had in this home. Meg made reserving the home very easy and made sure we had everything we needed, providing great information on the area. We won't hesitate to come back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 24/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Wonderful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay at Meg's pre-1845 village property was beyond delightful! The cottage was a simple, comfortable and a relaxing environment. Meg was friendly and available to answer questions and provide information about Wakefield. The village is charming with great restaurants, shops and swimming near the covered bridge! The location is a perfect home-base for exploring hiking trails, waterfalls, nearby small villages and local artists at work. One of the highlights was the weekly "round-up" of food trucks by the river with live music. It was a great event for all ages. We definitely plan to return to continue exploring and enjoying this wonderful area while staying in this lovely cottage!

  • Review Submitted: 18/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Burlington International Airport (BTV)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Peasant (across the street)
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Sugarbush Golf Course
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Waterbury Amtrak Station (WAB)
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Mint and Peasant (both across the street)
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Sugarbush Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Mad River (across the st, but no view from house)
Car: recommended

The Mad River is across the street and a dip is really refreshing. Right there is The Sweet Spot for coffee, espresso drinks, locally made small batch French style custard ice cream, and the best coconut cupcakes in the world:) The sports store in the village runs short tubing and kayaking trips when the river is high enough.

The village also has The Artisan's Gallery with craft from Vermont artists, a small museum (weekends), the town library, a very sweet church, a deli, and more.

The movie theater (and restaurant), The Big Picture, is 1/4 mile walk. The Waitsfield Farmer's Market (Saturdays) is a little further. There's a sidewalk from the village to both places, and the more commercial part of town.

Yestermorrow design/build school, 4 miles away,


--Fitwerx a few doors away

--Stark Mountain Bike Works 1 1/2 miles away

Also, you have access to my mechanic stand (Feedback Pro Elite)


*weekly - Waitsfield Farmers Market, Saturdays 9-1 until mid-Oct 1 mile away


*Round up on the River June 14 - Sept 7, 5pm - dark across the street


1/2 mile away - walkable

*Strawberry Festival June 18-19 2 miles away


*Mad River Valley Marathon July 10

(.7 mile to the start line)

*Vermont Mountain Bike Assoc Annual Festival July 22-24


*****Vermont Festival of the Arts Aug 1 - Sep 5

*Blueberry Festival Aug 13-14 (2 1/2 miles away)

*Vermont Music Fest Aug 19-21 1 mile


*Green Mountain Stage Race Sep 2 - 5


--Eddie's (week long) summer camps for kids Way cool! 2 miles away

-And what's really cool, a custom workshop for your kid's project

--Hartshorn Farm farm camp for 9-13 year olds (Aug 8-12 and July 11-15) (2 1/2 miles


--Yestermorrow design/build school 4 miles away

--Whole Systems Design permaculture farm 6 1/2 miles away

--Cooking: The Store (1 mile away)

--Pottery: Loretta Languet (802)279-5794

individualized instruction $30/student/hr, $50 for 2


--Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm (6 1/2 miles away)

--Mad River Stables riding lessons for all abilities

Barb Ferris (802)279-1249


Sugarbush Health and Recreation Center (7 1/2 miles away)

-KAYAK/TUBING trips, when the river is high enough

Clearwater Sports (.3 mile, walkable)


--The Skinner Barn 2 miles away

--Phantom Theater 7 miles away

--Valley Players 1/4 mile away

Are your kids serious skiers?

Consider Green Mountain Valley School, world class ski academy/high school (1 1/2 miles away)


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$94.07

Check with owner for pricing on longer terms.

*No shoes in the house please, especially ski boots. (There are mats to put shoes on.)
*You're responsible for shoveling your walkway.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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