5 chambres, grande maison en pierre. Commodités modernes. Manicured Country Setting.
Particulier / consommateur
- anglais, espagnol
Salle(s) de bain
Animaux non bienvenus
Adaptée aux enfants
Âge minimum du vacancier principal:25
Les réservations annulées ne seront pas remboursées.
Exactly what we needed
My family stayed here for the long weekend around the 4th of July. The yard was amazing and we had plenty of space. The house was mostly clean - lots of dead bugs in the corners though. The house is advertised to be cool in the summer because it's brick, but in reality it was difficult to stay cool at night because the windows downstairs won't open and the ones upstairs only do if you push extremely hard, and they were covered in dead bugs. We appreciated that linens were included and that there were fans in every room. I don't know if we'd ever stay here again but we certainly don't regret booking this location.
fantastic house. Worked well for several couples - lovely setting. Very comfortable.
Great house but poorly managed & maintained
I booked this house for the long weekend of President's day for a total of 12 adults. On the listing, the owner indicated that the house sleeps 12 - he also had a bed breakdown - but once I booked it, he told me that there are beds only for 10 people and he will provide two air mattresses and bedding. I pointed that on the listing he indicates 12 and explains how many beds each room has and he said "this is the first time this has been brought to his attention". I requested, since the air mattress is not as comfortable as the bed to have a late check out. I never got a response.
A few hours before our arrival he emailed me saying that the dish washer is not working and expressed his appologies. We arrived at the property on Friday night (Sat morning) at 2:30am, after a 5 hour drive from NY and discovered that there were no air mattresses in the house. Also, the heating was off and the temperature outside was 15F. I immediately started calling, texting and leaving voice mails on his phone. He showed up at 5:15am, we had a intense conversation and we requested to refund us the first nights fee as the house was not prepared to sleep 12 people, it was freezing cold and we were all awake waiting for him. He responded saying that he saw 3 people sleeping sited on the sofa, so we already had a solution for the night (!) and then he suggested that if we don't like it, he can return all the amount in cash and we should leave the house immediately (to note that it was 5:30am).
He brought an air mattress and a spring mattress, placed them on the floor and brought sheets and small blankets for the people to cover. We ended up going to sleep at 6:30am realising that the sheets on the beds were not clean. The next morning, under the sun's light we saw the condition the house was. Toilets with urine stains, dead flies in the bathroom and mice droppings at the window sill of the foyer. Also, the air mattress had a hole, so my friend basically slept on the floor.
After missing a day of skiing and doing the basic household for hygiene purposes, we tried to enjoy the house as much as possible. Its in a great location and has amazing potential, but it was not in a state to accommodate people. The last day, on our way out, we waited for Donald (the owner) to have a second round of discussion and request a full refund for the first night. He refunded only 25%.
Please also refer to the several reviews below this one. Unfortunately this has been posted through an attempt of extortion. After a 3 am arrival Elena verbally threatened, "We will post a bad review if you do not give us a refund for the first night".
HomeAway will not delete a review unless the extortion is written.
Great weekend stay
We very much enjoyed our stay in Central Vermont. Owner was attentive and easy to get in touch with. House was clean and well appointed. The Great room is really cool but could use so more comfortable furniture for hanging out.
arrived in early eve after driving through blowing snow to a warm inviting retreat.
wood stove was wonderful and made everything feel warmer!
Entertained extended family on Sat and had a really great day in Brandon!
Lovely historic, well preserved home right near Lake Dunmore.
This is a beautiful, well cared for home with all the amenities: well stocked kitchen, nice bathrooms, good linens, beautiful back yard, etc. Donald was very accommodating and easy to work with - answered any questions we had during our stay right away. Great spot to stay for Lake Dunmore activities or a visit to Middlebury (only 20 minute drive).
Un domaine majestueux faisant écho à l'ère de la richesse industrielle. À quelques minutes du lac Dunmore, de la rivière Neshobe, du Long Trail, de Brandon et du Middlebury College. Vélo, golf, randonnée, chasse, pêche, shopping, haltes culturelles, quêtes historiques et sports nautiques. Les commodités modernes avec le charme du vieux monde du Vermont. Le Vermont est au bout de vos doigts à la Maison Blake.