Your home away from home! Less than 15 minutes from downtown Burlington.  Your Happy Hosts, Brian and Mayte
Enjoy a Gourmet Breakfast in a Relaxed Retro Suite
Hosted by Brian
Brian is the host.Brian is a superhost.
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Whether you stop by for one night or a week you won't forget your stay with Brian & Mayte Giubardo. Colchester, Vermont is right on beautiful Malletts Bay and our home is only a short drive to Downtown Burlington. One block from beautiful hiking, biking, walking, and snowshoeing trails!!

The space

Welcome, Bonjour, Benvenuti, Bienvenido......Brian and Mayte welcome you to our home in Colchester, Vermont, just minutes from Burlington!

Relax in your private quarters - the lower floor of a raised ranch home with your own private entrance, family room with beautiful natural light, separate bedroom (with air conditioning) with a comfortable queen size bed and private bathroom with stand-up shower. Enjoy your own television in the family room with cable and Apple T.V. and access to Netflix and Hulu. Wireless wifi also available. We have an additional pullout for any little ones or a third guest that may be joining you on your New England adventure! Laundry facilities also available.

Enjoy a wonderful breakfast made with organic and non-GMO ingredients to start your day, including hot tea and coffee and perhaps a tasty Belgian waffle with local Vermont maple syrup! Don't feel like cooking dinner? Allow Chef Brian to cook for you and your family as this is one of our options for our guests as well as the option of utilizing our kitchen (additional rates apply).

Our home is just blocks from the Burlington Bike Path and Airport Park is a block away with easy access to hiking, biking, snowshoeing and water activities in the summer along beautiful Mallett's Bay and Lake Champlain. Boat ramp to the Winooski River is just down the street. The area becomes a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors during the autumn foliage season - "leaf peepers" welcome!

Why do we love Colchester so much? Beautiful views of both the Adirondack Mountains of New York to the West and the Green Mountains of Vermont to the East, the splendor of Lake Champlain and Mallets Bay twinkling in the sunlight, and an abundance of forests sprinkled all around. Water, mountains, and forest of pine, oak and maple in a quiet neighborhood setting while just minutes away from Burlington's faster pace. How fortunate we are to enjoy seagulls, red tail hawks, hummingbirds and cardinals all at once!

We are 1 hour away from beautiful Stowe for skiing enthusiasts and you can lose yourself enjoying the numerous small towns and rolling hills throughout the countryside of the Champlain Valley and surrounding areas. Not to mention Montreal is only less than a 2-hour drive away!

Colchester was chartered in 1763 and our home is merely minutes from Ethan Allen's Homestead as well. We are less than 15 minutes away from downtown Burlington and world famous Church Street and a perfect location for family and friends visiting students at UVM, Champlain College or St. Michaels.

We look forward to meeting you and your family in hopes of providing a true New England experience of relaxation and fun.

We are a LGBTQIA SafeSpace - ALL are welcome! 4:20 Friendly.

Guest access

You have access to your own private quarters in the lower level of our raised ranch home. Area includes family room with television, separate guest bedroom with queen bed, closet and dresser, and private bathroom with stand up shower. Own private entrance through the garage if you desire or feel free to use the front door. Pull out twin bed available for a third guest (additional rates apply) in the family room. Access to kitchen and dining room upstairs. Breakfast served upstairs as well. Includes use of backyard and patio.

Interaction with guests

As much or as little as you'd like.

Other things to note

We have two older dogs, Luigi and Bella, that would love to meet you! Meals, kitchen access and pull out bed options available.


Amenities
Air conditioning
Internet
Breakfast
Cable TV

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 single bed, 1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 11AM

Please remove your shoes in the garage when entering. We live in a quiet neighborhood. Please be respectful of our wonderful neighbors.

Coming and Going
We have a private entrance through the garage side door. The garage door will remain unlocked. We keep Luigi and Bella confined to the upstairs. You may hear them bark and Bella has the ability to howl which will make you laugh. She settles quickly though. Feel free to utilize the refrigerator upstairs to store any leftovers. Check out is 11am. Breakfast served between 8-10 am.

Laundry
Feel free to use the laundry facilities. Soap is above the dryer in the large cabinet to the left. Please clean lint trap after drying. Please run only small, small/medium loads to help preserve the septic system. Thanks!!

Toilet Rules
Please Do Not flush anything but toilet paper provided. No Wet Wipes!! Waste basket is under sink.

Shower
The water is heated by an oil furnace. Be careful not to burn yourself as it can become very hot quickly.

Most Important Rule is to please....... Have Fun and Relax :) Let us know if there is anything you need to make your stay more comfortable. Extra blankets and towels are in the closets downstairs in the laundry/bath area.

We do reserve the right to refuse service.

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Dog(s) live in the house

Cancellations

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Rosemarie User Profile
October 2017
We had a very enjoyable stay in this b&b. We had the whole basement to ourselves: bedroom, bathroom and a livingroom. The rooms were clean, the bed was comfortable. Brian and Mayte are very kind and welcoming hosts. Both breakfasts that Brian prepared for us were delicious (fresh fruits, waffles!). Burlington is a lively town, a 15 min drive from Colchester, with lots of restaurants. Recommended!

Sarah User Profile
October 2017
We had the best time leaf peeping in Vermont thanks to Brian's hospitality! It felt like we were visiting old friends, and they offered excellent tips and information on touring the area as well. They also were super sweet with my baby, who developed a big crush on their adorable pup Bella, and made my whole family a gorgeous home cooked breakfast during our stay. The location is beautiful and serene, and I wish we booked more days there! I highly recommend staying with Brian and his lovely wife.

Sandra User Profile
October 2017
We stayed 3 nights in late September at Brian's place in Colchester, and were very happy with our experience. He and his lovely wife are very friendly and so helpful, with lots of information and suggestions on what to do and where to go. Their home is in a quiet neighborhood and very close to the main bike path. We had the entire lower level to ourselves, and they live upstairs at the opposite end of the house, so privacy wasn't an issue. The bed was comfortable and everything was clean and smelled fresh. There was a separate entrance through the garage. It is obvious to us that Brian is a serious host and is focused on making his guests have a top-notch stay. We loved his cooking and conversations. We have had negative experiences at other places, and honestly can't think of anything negative to say about this one. It's a gooder!

Athena User Profile
September 2017
Brian and Matai (sorry if I misspelled your name) were fabulous hosts. The communication was very clear and we arrived a bit later than we expected and that was a non-issue. The place is very clean, and we immediately felt comfortable. The breakfast was delicious both mornings we stayed. I highly recommend this place and will be back.

Lenesse User Profile
September 2017
The cleanest place to stay. The most kind and friendly couple- helpful in every way. We didn't want to leave. Breakfast was delicious.

Jason User Profile
September 2017
Brian and his wife were great hosts! Everything was clean & ready for our visit. The space was exactly as described, breakfast was fantastic, and you can't beat the location!

Rick & Pam User Profile
September 2017
We couldn't have been any happier with our accommodations and our hosts. Brian and Mayte were fantastic. Really enjoyed visiting with them. Location was super as we were doing the island bike trail. A bonus was Brian's absolutely delicious gourmet waffle breakfast with organic blackberries and strawberries. We look forward to returning in the future.

Colchester, Vermont, United StatesJoined in July 2015
Brian User ProfileBrian is a superhost.
We recently relocated to beautiful Colchester, Vermont, after living in Flagstaff, Arizona. My wife, Mayte, and I have been fortunate enough to have lived in Chicago, New York, St. Louis, Miami, Bullhead City and Flagstaff, Arizona and now in beautiful Vermont. We have enjoyed…
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