This Sugarloaf house is our personal residence. The house is 3000 sq ft consisting of three bedrooms, 3 baths, a large vaulted living room 18x26, library/ craft room with pull out queen bed, vaulted master bedroom, dining room, kitchen with wood cookstove and breakfast nook, entry/ski room with laundry, and a full basement with ski tuning area. Since this is our personal residence, the house has all of the appliances, supplies, and amenities of a quality home. Also because this is our residence, this listing will only be available during the Christmas holiday Dec 23-Jan 5, the week of MLK holiday and the two weeks of Feb vacation, Feb 19 to March 3. Minimum stay for MLK is 3 nights and all others 6 nights. For those who may wish additional days either preceding or following the holiday weeks that extra time can be accommodated. Also, for those interested in a summer vacation, our home would be available for the last two weeks of July and the first two weeks of August. Since theses weeks are "off season" we would discount our nightly rate by 50%.
Redington is the most desirable off mountain neighborhood in the Sugarloaf area. It is 3 miles from the mountain and is served by the Sugarloaf ski shuttle. Two of the Sugarloaf Cross Country Centre's main trails, (trails 8 and 31) are accessible from the community (passes still required) and are within easy walking distance from the house. Snowmobile trails criss-cross the perimeter and numerous summer hiking trails are useable for snowshoeing and backcountry cross country skiing (no pass needed). Views of the mountain and Bigelows are commonplace, usually through trees. One can watch the snow-cat lights all night from any of the bedrooms in the house as they groom the mountain, useful information to skiers who want to know what trails were groomed and when.
The kitchen cabinets are cherry wood, there is over 30' of granite countertop, the floor is tile, and appliances are quality stainless (Miele, Bosch, Jenn Air) that are all built into the cabinetry. Also, there is a Waterford wood cookstove which will become the focal point of your stay if you choose to run it. You can cook things like wood fired pizza on a stone (provided) for example. Your hosts think of themselves as gourmands so there will be almost every kind of small appliance and gadget imaginable along with an array of cookware and spices. Basic supplies will be left such as rice, pastas, sugars, baking supples, oils, oatmeal cereal, condiments, spices, locally roasted coffee, tea, milk and eggs.
As for floor layout, the kitchen is open to the dining room which is open to the living room yet furnishings clearly delineate the rooms. The flooring, other than kitchen baths and entry way which are all tiled, is oak hardwood cut from our own property. All rooms have oriental rugs and the upstairs is carpeted. The dining room table is mahogany and can easily seat 12 persons with its extensions. Since the rental dates offered are over various holidays, guests may want to do a holiday dinner. Your hosts will be pleased to accommodate reasonable requests such as additional chairs, linen, crystal etc.
The living room has a 32 foot tall exposed brick fireplace chimney, cathedral ceiling and a lot of glass. There is a workhorse Fischer stove on the oversized fireplace hearth which will heat most of the house and which can also be cooked upon. Between the Fisher and the cookstove the house can be heated during a power outage. An entertainment center with Sony equipment and ROKU is located in the living room together with a small library of classic films, mostly director's cuts and/or criterion releases. Cable is basic, wifi is high speed (100/10 Mbps). A second Sony XBR television is in one of the downstairs bedrooms along with its own ROKU and BLU ray player. Upstairs, there is a library and a craft area. An Apple display monitor and keyboard will be available and should be plug and play for current laptops. The house has a Netatmo weather station which will provide guests with localized immediate weather information, including wind speed and direction, which is very useful during ski season. Also guests will have access to the Nest wifi based thermostat and fire/CO2 alarm system.
The upstairs bathroom has a tiled spa shower. It is set up so that the wood cookstove adds additional radiant heat when it is continuously running, creating a sauna like effect. The downstairs bathroom has a standard shower (larger size), linen closet, vanity and toilet. The laundry has a Bosch washing machine, Bosch gas dryer and ample supplies. There is a built in ironing board and iron along with a 1/2 bath together with storage space for additional towels, cleaning and paper supplies. The entrance room has a ski rack that will take up to 18 pairs of skis and a boot bench for changing boots. Boot storage is under the ski rack and jacket rack.
There are 4 decks with the house. The deck off the living room has 2 sliders and there is a BBQ and small gas grill. The downstairs bedrooms each have a sliding glass door that leads to the largest deck and the upstairs bedroom also has a sliding glass door that leads out to a balcony deck. There is a small deck at the entrance to the house. Depending on snow conditions, the deck(s), other than the front entrance, may or may not be available or may be partially available. Priority will be given to the deck with the BBQ.
There is a ski tuning space in the basement which will be available for guest use. There is a tuning table, ski clamps, waxing iron, brushes, and basic files and guides. There is likely to be a couple of blocks of basic waxes that can be used, ch 10 and ch 6. Advanced files, equiment, and waxes will not be available.
The house has 4 heating systems, each of which can independently heat the house. There is an oil fired FHA, a wood fired FHA furnace, Rinnai propane heaters (4) and the Fischer/cookstove on the main floor. The wood fired FHA will not be available for guest use. The cookstove is guest preference but will be both fun and again, the focal point of the house for those who are adventurous and choose to use it.
Hosts have prepared a "users manual" which describes the house's main systems, a "where is" guide and some operational information for some appliances or things that might be helpful for guests.Get the full listing »