Golden Apple Retreat


Entire guest house hosted by Heather

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the guest house to yourself.
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Self check-in
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Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Picturesque guest house surrounded by intricate perennial gardens in a feral apple orchard

The space
Welcome to our beautiful guest house close to Burlington, Middlebury, the Green Mountains and Lake Champlain.

The space

Our guest house is separate and very private from the main house and features a living space with table for 4, couch and sitting area, a private bathroom (shower only, no tub) and a bedroom with a queen sized bed. A very comfortable, American Leather wood-framed, queen fold out sofa is in the main living space. The house is open and spacious with vaulted ceilings. There is not a full kitchen but a small fridge and freezer, microwave, Keurig coffee maker, electric hot water kettle for tea, and a two-burner induction cooktop. Tea, coffee and fixings are provided along with basic tableware for drinks and casual eating. There is Wifi but no TV. A beloved collection of novels, puzzles, board games and acoustic guitar are available for use while staying with us.

The patio outside the cottage has a small Weber gas grill and fire pit available for use.

The property

Situated on a little over 17 acres, the guest house is surrounded by extensive perennial gardens, ponds, and a feral apple orchard. Guests are welcome to explore the property. This is a rural setting with beautiful sunsets overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. The property is a haven for wild birds and honey bees in season. We often see wild bunnies, chipmunks, a local red fox and deer.

The location

Charlotte, VT

Scenic rural landscape. We are a one mile walk/bike/short drive to the town beach (through a covered bridge) with tennis courts and seasonal platforms for swimming. The Old Brick Store is a quintessential general store with homemade pastries and sandwiches perfect for breakfast or lunch. Philo Ridge Farm Market offers produce, pastries and sandwiches made from their own produce and meats. We are close to Burlington for restaurants and Church Street Marketplace. The town of Shelburne is minutes away by car with Shelburne Farms, Shelburne Museum, Village Wine and Coffee, Peg & Ter’s Restaurant and Bar, Folino’s Pizza, Fiddlehead Brewery, and Shelburne Vineyards.

Where you'll sleep

1 queen bed

What this place offers

Garden view
Mountain view
Lake access
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Fully fenced
Indoor fireplace
Travel cot

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4.96 out of 5 stars from 121 reviews


Where you’ll be

Charlotte, Vermont, United States

We are 1.5 miles from Charlotte Town Beach with swim platforms and public lake access. The Champlain Bikeway travels past our house and is a popular diversion in season. Mt Philo is a close, kid-friendly hike with good views of the lake and region from its peak.

Hosted by Heather

  1. Joined in September 2015
  • 121 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost

During your stay

We have lived in the area for over 10 years. We are happy to share information about local restaurants and attractions.
We work and have three children living at home. We are not always home to greet or say goodbye to guests, but we are quick to respond to emails and texts and leave clear instructions on how to access the space if we are not going to be home.
We have lived in the area for over 10 years. We are happy to share information about local restaurants and attractions.
We work and have three children living at home. We are…

Heather is a Superhost

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 pm
Check out: 10:00 am
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Climbing or play structure
Carbon monoxide alarm

Cancellation policy