Cool, Modern home in great location for skiing Stratton
We enjoyed a 3 night stay in the “Box House” as my sons dubbed it, after Christmas this year. Overall, the home is a refreshing change from the typical Vermont house with its modern design and furnishings. A very bright, cool and contemporary feel to the house! The kitchen and both bathrooms appear to be brand new with sparkling new showers/tubs and flooring and ample towels. The owner is super responsive, easy to communicate with. A few things to note about the home: - Layout: you enter the home on the main living & kitchen area. 1 bath is on this level. There are two bedrooms upstairs –one a king-bedded loft bedroom with curtains providing some privacy to the loft below and a double-bed bedroom which share the other full bath. In the basement, there is a queen bed room with door for privacy. The other sleeping area is not a typical bedroom but is the basement open area with the TV, dart board and bumper pool table. The “beds” are a modern sofa/daybed sort of style that have bedding provided to make them up. There is not a bathroom in the basement. - Stairs/handrails: I would not recommend this home for elderly guests or for just learning-to-walk toddlers due to lack of handrails on either the basement or loft staircases. All the bedrooms areas are reached by stairs. - Smaller oven and dishwasher: the kitchen is equipped with a four-burner stove, full-sized fridge and apartment-sized dishwasher and oven. I found it a bit challenging to cook and clean up for a family of 8 with these smaller appliances, however I understand that since we rented, the owner has added a microwave, toaster oven and ample disposable dishware which would be a big help. - Entertainment: the owner has provided a Bluetooth speaker on the main level and one TV in the basement. There was an X-box but no DVD player or device to stream Netflix etc. It’s possible that the owner has added movie-watching capability either through the X-box or otherwise since our stay.We’re not a big TV watching family, so this set-up was fine for us, but I mention it because some families expect multiple TV’s or one on the main living level. - Great location especially for skiing Stratton, just a few minutes off Rt 30 in Jamaica, very convenient to Stratton’s Sun Bowl. It’s great to not have to deal with the traffic on Stratton’s Access Road and Main Base area on a busy weekend! This home is a good fit for our family & we look forward to a return to the "Box House."
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