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Entire home/apt

6 guests

3 bedrooms

3 beds
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Gorgeous, 3bd/3bath private log home near dorset with front porch and 2 rear decks (one with hot tub!) with beautiful gardens, river and creeks, forest and meadows. 3 proper bedrooms all w/ queen sized beds and full bathrooms + Add'l loft bed

The space

The front door opens to a grand, high ceilinged, light filled great room, with its generous living room with 2 couches, wood stove, dining area and well appointed kitchen are all in one space. So whomever’s cooking still gets to enjoy the views, the light, the woodstove crackling and the company of the other guests. There’s the Master bedroom and bath that opens off the great room, upstairs to a 2nd bedroom and full bathroom and extra sleeping loft/library. down in the basement is the tv den, and off that is bedroom 3, the music room (basement is fully exposed in rear, so there's 2 windows in the basement bedroom, you won't feel like you're in a basement!)

Guest access

The house is full of great books, CDs and a DVD/VHS collection for your use. (There’s no cable or satellite hookup, but there is wifi if you’d like to stream your favorite shows on your laptop, and I can point you in the direction of sports bars if there’s a game you’d like to watch). There’s yoga mats and props for those who wish to practice on their vacation. Additionally, I’m a former professional chef - so Memorial Day til Columbus Day if my schedule allows, I can provide full B&B service for an additional charge, and stock the fridge with food and snacks and make you one truly excellent meal per day (your choice for when and what).

This is my real life home, (though I've cleared all drawers and surfaces for you) and it is decidedly not child-proofed and I mostly will not be available to put my breakables and valuables out of reach. The woodstove is exposed to curious hands, the upstairs loft is open with just a small railing separating. So it may not be the best choice for visitors with very small children. I can recommend other great choices nearby if you message me.

Interaction with guests

I live half of the year in New Orleans, so outside of email and phone calls if you need something, from Oct 1 - May 20th I won't be personally available to greet you. There's contacts for the housekeeper and a handyman and some emergencies (though of course, contact me first if you just have a question). Summer and early Fall I will likely be staying in a summer shack in the back acres of the property across the river, and can be as available or not as you'd like. I do need to take care of the garden some if you're there for more than a few days in the summer. You will reap the benefits of any seasonal bounty in the way of fresh cut flowers, herbs and vegetables!

Other things to note

All appliances - dishwasher, hot tub, washer/dryer. in addition - wifi, national free long distance calling via land line (your cell likely won't work there), and a few sets of x-country skis (mostly ranging from Men's 8 1/2 to men's 10 1/2. sorry - big footed family!)

I’m a professional musician and writer. There’s no piano in the house, though there likely will be by mid summer. If an artist, musician or writer would like to come up solo for a creative retreat, message me privately and we’ll work something out. It’s a great place to create. I’ll even hide the internet router so you’re not tempted to distraction. The walls are all wood, everything you sing sounds great in there.

Please no smoking inside the house. No pets. Be kind to my books, records, vintage kitchen implements etc.

The space
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: 141
Security Deposit: 706
Weekly Discount: 14%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

no smoking inside the house. no pets.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

22 Reviews

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J User Profile
July 2017
I highly recommend this cozy, happy cottage. You can't help but relax just driving up to it. Pretty flowers and an open porch lead to a great room and kitchen/dining room that is so inviting. The cottage was easily big enough for the five of us, with bedrooms and baths. We enjoyed the hot tub and the sounds of stream that runs behind the house. We enjoyed watching the birds at the feeder. The cottage is well appointed and organized. Dayna's home is a delight and she was incredibly easy to work with.

Roger User Profile
June 2017
Dayna's home is perfect . This was our second stay and this time in summer. We had plenty of space and loved the seclusion . Dayna is a great host and gave us great tips on produce and restaurants. I can't think of a place I like better than her home , including my own!

John User Profile
April 2017
Wonderful secluded spot, everything was labeled so if we had any questions we just had to look near the spot of the question. A perfect get away from it all location.

Paul User Profile
March 2017
Dayna's place was delightful. Cozy, warm, spacious, well provisioned for days of relaxation. With all of the books and music available plus the hot tub and scenery, one couldn't ask for more in a getaway spot. Dayna's communication is prompt and her directions and instructions were spot on. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.

Sarah User Profile
January 2017
The place was exactly as described, but better thanks to her quick responses to our questions along with tips for the house. All in all, we enjoyed our stay in her beautiful home with great company.

Marco User Profile
November 2016
We were so sad to leave Vermont after staying at Dayna's wonderful home. It was a great getaway for a bunch of city kids looking to escape! The hot tub was amazing. The fireplace was magical. It was so nice to be able to unwind and relax in woods with no cell service. The only regret I have is not getting a chance to meet Dayna! Next time!

Kiki User Profile
October 2016
My partner and I were lucky enough to stay at Dayna's place for a long October weekend and could not have been happier with our experience. The space is warm, inviting, and full of good energy. Once we found the hidden driveway, our arrival was easy and we found the space clean and lovely, as well as full of any amenities one might need like shampoo, towels, bathrobes, as well as a great kitchen with every cooking necessity. We loved relaxing by the fire and soaking in the hot tub, as well as taking walks around the beautiful surrounding area including Consider Bardwell farms where we stocked up on delicious cheese and pet some goats! Dayna was available for communication if needed and even left us apples and a bottle of wine. This was the perfect weekend escape to relax and recharge in solitude!

New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesJoined in June 2012
Dayna User ProfileDayna is a superhost.

i'm a touring musician and writer. no worries, though, i'm a middle aged one, there won't be loud parties or chairs being thrown windows! i love staying in air bnb flats, i also have a cabin in southern vermont that's listed. it's remote on its own 76 acres and is fully appointed including hot tub. if you're curious.

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