Max occupancy: 6
2 Queen Bed,
2 Twin Bed,
8 Hill Road, South Hero, VT 05486
Charming farmhouse with a porch, covered deck & large lawn - close to town!
Rest, relax, and get away from it all at this three-bedroom South Hero home, a beautifully maintained Vermont farmhouse with a large grassy lawn, a classic front porch and covered back deck, and a lovely location in the Lake Champlain Islands.
This three-level home sits within steps of central South Hero, just a short stroll north of the restaurants and shops on Highway 2. It's also only three miles from White's Beach and the Snow Farm Vineyard & Winery, four miles west of Sand Bar State Park, and five miles south of Grand Isle State Park.
The interior living space retains much of the home's original character, from the rich wood trim to the intricately patterned hardwood floors. On crisp autumn evenings, you can grab a log from the porch for the antique wood stove, or simply curl up in an armchair with the WiFi and your Kindle.
Move into the great room to find a plush sectional sofa and sunlight streaming in through the large picture windows. Bring along a board game to play at the coffee table or settle in for a night in front of the wall-mounted flatscreen cable TV and DVD player.
The full kitchen has been artfully refinished with granite countertops, subway tiles, and plentiful cabinet space, but it still radiates pastoral charm. Use the blender to whip up fresh fruit smoothies each morning, sit down for breakfast in the spacious dining room, and simply load the dishwasher to take care of the cleanup.
When the summer sun is shining over the Lake Champlain Islands, you'll have a covered back deck with a ceiling fan, a gas grill for afternoon barbecues, and a grassy lawn for spirited games of frisbee and tag.
With three bedrooms, one full bathroom, and one half-bath, Farmhouse Haven can accommodate as many as four guests. Head upstairs to find two bedrooms with a queen-size bed apiece, as well as a charming third bedroom with a crib, a rocking chair, and bunk beds. The full bathroom offers a clawfoot tub and a glass stall shower.
And whether you choose to spend your days at the beach or on the lake, you'll always come home to a private washer/dryer for your clothes.
Thanks to its tranquil and secluded position in the Lake Champlain Islands, South Hero is an ideal place to escape the pressures of the outside world. This all-American town is surrounded by apple orchards, quiet country roads, and scenic beaches, including White's Beach with its lovely view of the Adirondacks.
Head north for the day to the 226-acre Grand Isle State Park, where you'll find 4,150 feet of Lake Champlain shoreline, a small boat launch, a sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, and a family-friendly nature trail.
Come and experience a quintessential New England summer - reserve your stay at this South Hero home today!
* Please note: Firewood is not stored on the front porch. There is some out under the car port, but it is not a guaranteed amenity.
Meals & Room Tax License #MRT-10082226
Washer/dryer : Private
Gas grill : Private
Rebecca A.Dec 2019
This expanded farmhouse has three smallish bedrooms upstairs, and an expansive bathroom equipped with a claw tub for soaking, a large glass-walled shower, and a warmed floor. The kitchen has a professional-style farmhouse range and is well equipped. There's a spacious dining room, and an added family room with high ceilings, large windows, and welcoming furnishings. It's an ideal place for gathering an extended family. The nursery now is equipped with a bunk bed featuring a double bed on the bottom level and a twin on the top. There are two other bedrooms with double beds. The wifi works well. The washer and dryer in the basement are an added bonus. We highly recommend this gem.
Urvi K.Nov 2019
This was a beautiful well-furnished home.
It is exactly as shown in the pictures.
It is 3 bedrooms with 2 rooms comfortable enough to fit 2 couples.
The third room has bunk beds, one being a Full-size bed, and the upper one being a twin bed. Not very ideal for an adult to sleep on the top bunk. So plan accordingly.
Kitchen wise: fully equipped with coffee machine/mugs/plates/serving spoons/silverware/pot and pans etc.
Some of the non-stick pans weren't very ideal to cook plain potatoes, but we managed.
The fridge was completely empty, and shelves are sparsely filled with a few spices, so if you are planning to cook, you'll have to get most of your ingredients, especially if you are picky about what you like to put in your food. Some reviewers mentioned they were able to have breakfast without having to leave the place, we didn't experience that luxury.
Heater - we thought it would only have a wood stove, and bought a little bit of wood (This was one of the reasons we were actually hesitant to try this place because we have no experience using the wood stove.) But there is central heating, so don't worry about being cold.
A small bunch of stores, restaurants and gas stations are available within a 1-mile radius.
The house is very very beautiful and I and my parents had a great time. They have a few board games in a cupboard, so we enjoyed a glass of wine with scrabble.
Do go ahead to book this place, and look forward to having a very pleasant and happy stay :)
Mary K.Sep 2019
We had a family wedding to attend and decided to create a vacation around the wedding. The house was extremely clean, and fully stocked with everything one would need. The back yard is gorgeous and we enjoyed getting some sun while relaxing outdoors. Extremely homey and
comfortable farmhouse with plenty of room to gather and enjoy your family.
Seth S.Aug 2019
Perfect location and wonderful house. Highly recommended!
Pam W.Aug 2019
The Farmhouse Haven is nicely updated and very comfortable. The air conditioning went out the 2nd night we were there but it was not the owner's fault. It did make for some hot and sweaty sleeping that night, though. Overall, a great place to stay with many eating options within walking distance which is a bonus.
Jeff S.Jul 2019
Beautiful home in a beautiful neighborhood, this home was so charming and updated so perfectly. We loved the front and back porch, and biking all around the neighborhood,
Charline G.Jun 2019
We had a wonderful weekend at this impeccably decorated home! The front and back porches were a great place to relax and read and there were several comfortable gathering places inside the house as well. We couldn’t have asked for a better outfitted house - everything we needed was there! We didn’t really need the air conditioner but it was nice to know we had it. I would highly recommend this property - clean, beautiful and comfortable!
Dalton G.Feb 2019
Visited during the winter and was treated to a lovely home, great location, and cozy fireplace! Highly recommend.
M K.Jan 2019
The farmhouse was a great place to spend a peaceful Christmas, we were lucky enough to have snow too!
Tiffany S.Jan 2019
This place was so quaint and cute! It was really clean and the perfect fit for our family. We loved all the restorations they have done and they way they kept the original feel.
Diane A.Oct 2018
Quiet little town on Lake Champlain, Only 30 minutes to Burlington.
Jamie B.Sep 2018
We really liked staying at this house. It's roomy, clean and well-stocked in the kitchen essentials. Also has a large back porch with lots of seating to enjoy the very big back yard. Just be aware before renting, the owners don't allow others to visit you at the house, only the persons who rent it are allowed to be there. We were not aware of this when we reserved it to visit family in the area. A very pleasant stay, nonetheless.
John D.Sep 2018
Large, very clean, comfortable home. Very quick response from the property manager when we had a question. Several apple trees on the property. Easy check out.
Sarah C.Sep 2018
House was spacious and comfortable for a family of four. Just as pictured, clean and cheery. I love the islands and enjoyed having more time there. We were there during a heat wave and were pleasantly surprised - the house has AC and overhead fans. Was very cool and comfortable.
Shelley H.Jul 2018
This house had everything we wanted for a 4 night stay. My sister and I could watch a big screen TV at night in the living room, while husbands were talking on the back porch. House is on a suburban type street but feels very private inside. All amenities are there, including spices in the kitchen, hair dryer in the bathroom, and guides to the area. The beds were sooo comfy. Easy bike ride to the White Beach or drive into Burlington. It is a short walk away to the BEST maple soft serve ice cream or bagels around the corner... very relaxing!
Beth H.Jul 2018
As a rental, I would love to have the third bedroom as a functional bedroom with a real bed in it. Most families who are renting tend to bring a portable crib for their infants.
Other than that the house was very clean and comfortable. I would stay there again in a heartbeat..
Brian C.Jul 2018
Location, the home was very nice and comfortable
Kristan W.Jul 2018
What a lovely home! Quiet. Birds. Beautifully appointed. Comfortable bed. Just down the road from restaurants in one direction and the lake in the other. We rode our bikes to the bike ferry, antique sale and got maple creamees (a must)! We were here with family for a wedding and this was a lovely place to call home for a week.
Andrew S.Jun 2018
This house is very comfortable --perfect for a small family getaway to VT. I think that the renovations to the interior were very well done--and they thought of everything that a guest might want for a vacation.
There is some restaurants within walking distance and many farms in the area.
Only small issue we had (which was not the owners fault) was that one of the neighbors played music really loudly for many hours of the day/evening.
Otherwise we had a great time and appreciated the great house for our vacation.
elizabeth t.Jun 2018
Lovely home and property in quiet area. House was clean and well equiped. We thought the $150.00 cleaning fee for the property was extremely high and was not sure why there wasc2 booking fees
When our guests book through a third party site instead of directly through us, there will sometimes be a second booking fee for the third party site. We apologize if this came as a surprise.
Deborah B.Apr 2018
We loved everything. House is beautiful, kitchen is fully furnished. I don't know how it could be improved. Definitely will stay there again!
Mykael W.Jan 2018
Wonderful place! Well equipped and well labeled. The owners did a beautiful job with the restoration, keeping some of the old but incorporating a modern look. The house was heated when we arrived and the walkways were shoveled and salted. We loved staying here!
Lillian L.Jan 2018
Way better than I could have expected. So cute, so tidy, but still charming. Loved it for us and also for our 4 and 1 year olds.
Jill J.Dec 2017
Great farmhouse with lots of space and amenities. Would love to come back in the summer.
Jason S.Dec 2017
Only provided local channels thru the cable and expected you to provide your own net flix or hulu to have any sort of entertainment experience.
David S.Nov 2017
House is in a great location for travel to Burlington or just enjoying Lake Champlain. We even took a day trip to Quebec via the island main road. Everything was clean and well kept. All of the kitchen utensils etc were available and in good condition. Would definitely stay here again
Careen H.Oct 2017
This property had all of the amenities including a well appointed kitchen, laundry and a heated bathroom floor which was so nice on the cold days! It was decorated creatively and even had pumpkins on the front porch in preparation for Halloween.
David H.Oct 2017
very nice farm house. decorated very nice
Robert B.Oct 2017
This is a charming, renovated farmhouse with old world character yet spacious and modern kitchen and bath. Inviting porches front and back. Nicely appointed, love the vintage Elmira stove/range! Hope to return sometime....
Maria P.Sep 2017
You won't be disappointed!
Holly S.Jul 2017
This home is so welcoming and full of personality. We had everything we needed including hair dryer, shampoo, soap and conditioner, beach towels, and coffee pot ready to go. They even provided an air mattress for the bedroom with the crib so my son and daughter didn't have to share a bed. The decor is cheerful and inviting. I couldn't get enough time on the back deck and front porch-perfect for reading a book and drinking coffee! South Hero was a great location if you like small town, non-touristy getaways. Finding a good family restaurant was a little challenging but we made it work. This house felt like a home instead of another drab rental unit. My kids loved the stairs to the "loft" area. Some bean bag chairs or rockers in there would be great! Overall we had an amazing stay!!! Vacasa took great, personalized car of us!
Kathryn B.Jul 2017
This home is beautifully appointed and very comfortable. We enjoyed spending time on both the front and back porches. The bathrooms and kitchen have many special touches, with plenty of everything: towels, soap, cookware, dishes, paper products and ambiance! We've rented many homes and this was an immediate favorite.
Nicole P.Jun 2017
We throughly enjoyed our stay in South Hero. It was a beautiful home and fantastic space. Very charming, lovely surroundings.
Mary Z.May 2017
The pictures don't do this beautiful home justice! The first thing you notice is the welcoming energy in the home -- whomever decorated and lived in this space has breathed some lovely energy into it. It's a comfortable and inviting space with bold colors and lots of light. The kitchen is perfectly appointed and easy to cook in. All of the furnishings, linens, and kitchen ware is top quality. One of the wonderful highlights of staying here was the backyard. We sat for hours watching the birds and by our third day, we had gotten to know the "regulars" who visit the bird feeders. (Don't feel guilty reading your favorite book for an hour in the claw footed bathtub!)
Hugo R.Apr 2017
Very Nice home
Timothy B.Jan 2017
We visited in mid-winter, so didn't get much chance to take advantage of many outdoor activities, but this would be a great location for a fishing or boating trip. It's an easy trip to Burlington, though...and the house itself is immaculate and well maintained. Highly recommended!
Kelly L.Oct 2016
This home is nicely updated with beautiful kitchen appliances and comfortable living spaces. We enjoyed evening about this home and found it easy and inviting