West Pawlet holiday tree house rental

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  • Tree house
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
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  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • No pets allowed

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The Hermit Thrush Treehouse

The Hermit Thrush is only available to rent between June 15th and Sept 15th due to the fact that it has no heat and is not insulated.

Everybody loves the idea of a tree house. There is something freeing, natural and connective to our childhood in the idea. Feel the gentle movement of the structure as it sighs with the wind. Imagine a life off of the ground..... even if only for a weekend. And enjoy the rich sounds of the woods as it becomes your living room.

This creation is organic in its feel and design, with living trees intermingling with the structure inside and out. Made from all local materials or reclaimed elements, it seems out of time as though you took a turn and found yourself in the pages of a story book. Don't be surprised if Gnomes or Elves drop by for tea.

The Hermit Thrush practically disappears in the woods like the particularly enchanting song of the namesake bird. There is a double (full size) bed on the first level and three single beds on the second level. Perch on the first or second floor porch and listen to the living woods. The windows have screens and there are mosquito nets for the beds if mosquitoes happen to be a problem. There is even a composting toilet right in the tree house for your convenience. Keep in mind there is no heat source and no insulation so bring warm clothing since even in summer the nights can get chilly.

The covered pavilion, a few meters away, has water, a sink, gas stove, refrigerator, complete set of cooking/eating utensils, and there is a large table to eat or converse over. There is a natural fire pit to enjoy as you watch the sun set in the West. An outside shower completes the picture.

Keep in mind that the Hermit Thrush Treehouse is an artistic and rustic structure, designed to give a feeling of freedom and organic interaction with it's surroundings. Due to these ideals, some safety considerations are not present or reduced. For example, railing heights and spacings are irregular, stair treads and rises are irregular, ladders to bunk beds are free form, terrain is uneven and steep, hammocks are over uneven and hard surfaces, as well as other considerations not mentioned here. The treehouse is not recommended for very young children requiring supervision. All guests will be required to sign a waiver of liability upon arrival in order to stay.

The woods in which the treehouse resides is a somewhat fragile environment with beautiful mosses, trillium and jack in the pulpit flowers, so dogs that tend to dig or are very energetic and will feel compelled to chase the multitude of squirrels and chipmunks in the woods are better left at home. There is a $25 per pet per stay fee. Since this site does not have provisions for a pet fee, the fee will be due in cash upon arrival.

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Amenities

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2: Bunk Bed Single Bed
  • 1 Shower room, 1 Toilet Only

Families

  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed

Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users
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Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

100% refund100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
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100% refund100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.
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Things to know

Check in: 15:00 Check out: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.

Payment

This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: (£107.90) $150.00

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Smoking

Yes, smoking allowed

House rules

Guests are asked to follow the requirements for separating garbage. It is all explained in detail and contributes to the responsible use of resources and the disposal of waste in a thoughtful way that creates as little actual landfill waste as possible.
Guests are also asked to use only the firewood provided and not harvest branches from the woods.

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About the owner

Rick S.
Calendar updated:
14 Jul 2021

Years listed:
8

Languages spoken: English
This Tree house has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 5. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 17 Dec 2015. Located in Vermont, it has 4 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £926.
The Owner has a response rate of 83% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 14 Jul 2021.

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INDYLOVE29
Springfield, Massachusetts

From reality into fantasy ❤
Aug 2019

Omgoodness what a treat! As soon as you turn into the narrow 'road less traveled', it begins... follow the poetic signs; they will guide your way... park your car and walk up a bit, tucked a… More 

Reviewed 13 Aug 2019

Explore573511

So much more then we expected
Aug 2017

We were gifted this two night stay in the Hermit Thrush Tree-house and were so delighted in it's whimsical, artsy surroundings nestled in a wooded forest. Rik the owner was very pleasant and gave… More 

Reviewed 31 Aug 2017

Journey447497

Awesome place
Aug 2016

Stunning and peaceful setting off the beaten track. Rik was very helpful in answering all our questions before our stay and gave plenty of directions to find the tree house. He also took the time out … More 

Reviewed 27 Sep 2016

Jennifer W

Very Peaceful & relaxing
Aug 2016

This was the perfect place for myself and my teens to check out and unwind. We mostly read, slept, played cards and sat around the fire. It's a very unique spot and the boys loved hanging out in… More 

Reviewed 25 Aug 2016

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Rick the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Why can't I call Rick (the owner) before booking?

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If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How can I retract my booking request?

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How do I edit my booking?

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If Rick (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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