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Blog :: 05-2015

South Burlington & Colchester, Vermont Open Houses - Sunday 5/31, 1-3 PM

This Sunday, May 31, 2015 from 1:00-3:00pm, Geri Reilly Real Estate is hosting two Open Houses! Join us at 31 Vale Drive in South Burlington and 27 Causeway Road in Colchester . Stop by to say "hi" and take a look around!

We look forward to seeing you there!


31 Vale Drive, South Burlington

Bright, sunny & spacious upgraded 4000 sq. ft. colonial in one of South Burlington's finest neighborhoods! Move right in and start enjoying all the features this home has to offer! Beautiful hardwood floors & upgraded tile on the first floor, 9' ceilings, 1st floor office with French doors, living room with decorative pillars to formal dining, chef's kitchen with center island & custom cabinets, built in desk, breakfast nook opens to step down family room with fireplace. Enjoy the 3 season porch with wood floor & lots of windows, 4 spacious bedrooms including private master suite with walk-in closet & whirlpool tub. Bonus room great for office or 5th bedroom. Mountain views, great sunsets. Enjoy the covered front porch or stone deck/patio with stone walls & extensive landscaping. On cul-de-sac with lots of wild life!

MLS#4380176/ $599,900


27 Causeway Road, Colchester

You will be pleasantly surprised when you walk into this 2-3 bedroom, 1 3/4 bath Adirondack style home! Bead board ceilings, stained shiplap walls and vaulted ceilings! Open floor plan with upgraded kitchen, granite counter top, center island with breakfast bar, breakfast nook overlooking front deck and lake views, wood floors under carpeting, private master bedroom suite with upgraded tiled bathroom, den with closet and door to side deck, mudroom/laundry room goes to the attached garage with 2nd floor storage, beautiful landscaped corner lot with 3 decks, all with different views including the lake! 2 sheds, beach and mooring rights with access across the road! Walk to bike path, causeway, Airport Park or Thayer Beach. Minutes to downtown Burlington. This home is a rare find!

MLS#4410476 / $229,900

How to Make Your Guests Feel Right at Home - Guest Room Essentials


Have a lot of house guests? Let your hospitality shine by making sure you have the following guest room essentials that will help you create a warm and inviting atmosphere that helps your guests feel more than welcome. Thanks to Kim via Today's Creative Blog these helpful tips (& Free Printables!) will help make this your guests feel at home.

      Welcome your guests with a sentimental note or a special greeting. Be creative and make your own framed note, or leave a short letter letting them knwo where they will find everything they need during their stay!

      This one is a no brainer, make sure the bedding is fresh and clean! This doesnt necessarily mean you need to go out and buy new bedding, use what you have, as long as it is comfortable. And always make sure to stow extra blankets in the closet and make sure your guest has plenty of pillows.

      Make sure your guests have plenty of space, clear out the closet and the dresser, its ok to use some of the space for storage but make sure there is at least the top drawer and a place for your guests to hang their items in the closet.

      Next think about the #1 question you get from guests - "Whats your WiFi password?" Most of us run off of our technology these days so set up a little charging station and place in plain sight your WiFi paswoord like on a nice notepad or frame a print out to add as a decor piece.

      Whether you have a guest bath or not its a nice touch to supply a basket of toiletries for your guest. These are so easy to find whether you travel a lot and have your very own collection of hotel toiletries or you can always run to your local pharmacy and visit the travel isle for pint sized toiletires. Kim supplies a great list:

  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Toothpaste, Extra Toothbrushes, Floss & Mouth Wash
  • Blow Dryer
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Body & Face Lotion
  • Shower Gel or A Fresh Bar of Soap
  • Disposable Razors
  • Hair Ties
  • Face Cleanser
  • Chapstick
  • Pain Reliever, Tums, Sleep Aid
  • Earplugs

      On the bedside table think about leaving some reading material, whether it be their favorite magazine, or a funny book or a current bestseller!

      Every guest loves some snacks, leave out some bottled water and a selection of snacks that you know your guests will enjoy!

      Fresh flowers always brighten up a room, pick a colorful bouqet that compliments the decor of your guest room. 

Your guests will feel right at home by adding these touches, and without a doubt your friends & family will have a very enjoyable stay!