Sunny apartment overlooking Battery Park on Lake Champlain. Ideally situated just a few blocks from downtown, Church St and the major hotels where you can find some of the best dining in Burlington. An hour's drive to major ski resorts.
This is a cozy apartment (approximately 750 sq ft) with views of Lake Champlain from the front two bedrooms in the winter months (unfortunately the view is blocked in the summer by the leaves on the trees in Battery Park). It's conveniently located adjacent to Battery Park and the Lake and just blocks from downtown and Church Street. The entire apartment was recently renovated with new appliances, a tiled bath, and solid oak hardwood floors throughout. East/West exposures offer both morning and afternoon light and a good cross breeze in the summer. The apartment is fully furnished with linens and a fully equipped kitchen.
I live in the building and am often around to answer any questions, otherwise either myself or Raquel is available via text message or phone call.
Access to the building and the apartment is with an electronic keypad lock allowing guests to arrive at their convenience (24 hr check-in).
Please be advised, though we welcome children, the apartment is not child proof. The apartment does have an internal staircase. Guests are required to bring their own devices to ensure that the apartment is safe for children.
We do require that quiet hours between 9pm and 9am be observed. We welcome groups of up to 8 guests but the apartment is not suitable to hold events or parties (such as a birthday party).
Please also be advised, the entrance to the driveway is steep, some cars may hit bottom. Use driveway at own discretion. Parking is first come/first served with up to 7 spots available (shared with 3 other apartments). Additional parking is available 1.5 blocks north on Park Street just past Sherman Street (not available during snow ban).
Important - During snowfall spots 6 & 7 (7 not marked) must remain open for snow removal (the snow plow pushes the snow to the left of the garage). Typically a plow will come first thing in the morning and again if needed throughout the day. There may be times between plowing, particularly during a heavy snowfall or high winds, when the driveway may not be fully cleared of snow and consequently temporarily inaccessible.
When the city's winter parking ban (snow ban) is in effect (yellow lights are flashing) parking is prohibited on city streets. While the ban is in effect parking is available on the lower levels of the Macy's garage located two blocks south on Cherry Street and is free overnight until 7:30 am.
The sofa is a pull out queen sized bed.
There is no tv but we do have high speed internet.
Checkout time for this apartment is 10 am, check-in time is 2 pm.
Quiet hours are between 9pm and 9am and encompass the apartment, stairwell and outside grounds.
Parties or events are strictly not allowed.
Although we welcome guests of all ages the apartment is not child proof (for instance there is an interior staircase), guests are required to bring their own devices to ensure that the apartment is safe for children.
Guests are asked to remove their shoes before entering the apartment.
Heat is adjusted through the thermostat located on the dining room wall. Please do not make adjustments to the boiler.
Although we regularly maintain the grounds, guests agree to ensure a safe environment for themselves and their travel companions by shoveling any snow and spreading salt on any ice they might encounter on the property.
My interest is in design.
After growing up in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, going off to college, then traveling the world for 14 months, I moved to NYC where I spent the next 7 years studying fine art painting. During this time I developed an interest in all aspects of design. After moving back to Vermont I was able to apply this interest into a newly purchased building on Battery Park in Burlington where I took a single family home in need of maintenance and over the last three and a half years converted it into four living spaces.
The process although intensive has been rewarding. I've worked to incorporate the old in order to keep the integrity of the building while bringing in the new. Where I've been able I've reused materials from the original house- most of the doors and hardware are original to the house. I took the subfloor from the attic and reused it in one of the other living spaces, resulting in a finished floor with deep hues of oranges and reds.
I've also repurposed materials from a local architectural salvage store including my most recent find, a 5' x 20" slab of black walnut that I'll be making into a coffee table for one of the living spaces. Other pieces of furniture in the living spaces are antiques that I was able to source from local area. Other pieces I purchased from local craftspersons.
I like to think that what I (and other Airbnb hosts) offer are unique living spaces for individuals visiting the area. I like to think that we as hosts are continuing in a long tradition held in Vermont of creating uniquely crafted products; products that I hope translate over into uniquely held experiences.
Hosting on Airbnb has allowed me to share all of this in what I have found to be a mutually rewarding relationship.
a life motto? - what can I create, what can I share