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Local Spotlight: The Islands

Weekly Local Spotlight

Having been born & raised in Chittenden County & a top trusted name in real estate for over 39 years, I would like to continue our new series of spotlighting different local towns each week. Whether you’re looking to relocate to Vermont or explore your home state – I hope to provide great insight & resources.

The Islands

With so many unique, quintessential Vermont attractions along with stunning lake views visiting the Islands makes a great day trip for anyone! If you choose to visit Grand Isle, North Hero, or South Hero this summer, which I recommend, there are countless activities you can still enjoy while following proper social distancing guidelines.  

Hero’s Welcome

Located in North Hero, this iconic old General Store has everything you could want between the gift shop, deli & the rentals. During the summer they offer rentals on Kayaks, Canoes, Bikes, Paddle Boats & more. Grab a sandwich from their deli & you are ready to enjoy a day on the lake! https://heroswelcome.com/

Parks & Beaches

What better social distancing activity in the summer than going to the beach? The islands have some amazing beaches. Whether you are looking for a day trip to the beach or to camp for the weekend at Grand Isle State Park – they have something for everyone with views that won’t disappoint!

Allenholm Farm

Allenholm Farm in South Hero is great to visit all year long! Their Maple Creemees & Farm Store with delicious baked goods are always worth a stop. They also provide bike rentals which is a great way to explore the islands. They even provide guided routes! Fall will be here before we know it & you’ll want to enjoy those nice warm fall days before winter comes. Allenholm offers apple picking in the fall which along with their petting zoo makes a great fall family outing. https://www.allenholm.com/

Outdoor Eateries

The Islands have some great outdoor eateries to enjoy a good meal while social distancing. A family favorite is Seb’s Snack Bar in South Hero.  With outdoor order windows & following the 6ft guidelines, Seb’s is a great option for a meal while up in the islands. Whether its enjoying an ice cream, exploring their unique gift shop or Bakery  – Seb’s makes for a great stop! http://www.sebssnackbar.com/

Celebrating 10 Years in Business!

Celebrating 10 Years of Business!

   As we celebrate this milestone of the 10 year anniversary of Geri Reilly Real Estate. We would like to thank all our clients & friends for the continued support over the years. We are proud to be able to assist you with buying or selling real estate – always providing the highest level of customer service possible with the experience necessary to handle any situation that may arise. We know that without your support, business & referrals that Geri Reilly Real Estate would not have been able to grow & succeed. 

   In 2010, Geri opened up her own office and Geri Reilly Real Estate was born. Her entire team followed including her husband, Mike Simoneau who heads the commercial division. At Geri Reilly Real Estate, we are dedicated to providing personalized and professional service to home buyers and sellers throughout Vermont! With attention to detail and the experience to handle any situation - even in the midst of a pandemic. Geri Reilly Real Estate remains committed to providing the best service to make transactions as seamless as possible. 

   Although Geri Reilly Real Estate was 1st established in 2010, Geri's journey & experience started long ago. Geri became a Realtor shortly after graduating from the University of Vermont in 1979 and quickly became a top producer. She has been a top residential real estate agent since 1983 as well as the top overall company salesperson from 1986 to 2008 and as Partner with Coburn and Feeley Real Estate, Inc. from 1990 to 1997. From 1997 until July 2010 she maintained her very high sales performance and was the number one residential real estate producer with Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty and the number one Coldwell Banker agent in Vermont since 2000 and ranked in the top ten in the Northeast region.

   Throughout the past 10 years and over 1,182 transactions we are so proud to be able to continue to do what we love each and every day! We truly appreciate the continued support, business and referrals from our clients, family and friends.  

 

 

 

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    Local Spotlight: Colchester, VT

    Weekly Local Spotlight

    Having been born & raised in Chittenden County & a top trusted name in real estate for over 39 years, I would like to continue our new series of spotlighting different local towns each week. Whether you’re looking to relocate to Vermont or explore your home state – I hope to provide great insight & resources.

    Colchester, VT

    Colchester provides the best of all worlds – charming village, beautiful lakefront beaches, & quaint farms! There are plenty of activities to enjoy these wonderful attributes while still remaining safe & following proper social distancing – here are a few of my favorites:

    Parks & Beaches

    Colchester has many beautiful parks & beaches that are open for you to enjoy a new scenery while keeping a safe distance from others. Park amenities such as tennis/pickle ball courts & basketball courts are available for use with proper social distancing. For more information of Colchester’s parks & beaches & safety protocols visit: https://colchestervt.gov/DocumentCenter/View/6151/Parks

    International Sailing School

    Looking for a creative & safe way to enjoy Mallets Bay this summer or interested in picking up a new hobby? Enjoy discovering Mallets Bay & learning to sail – a great activity for the whole family! For more information or to register: https://secure.rec1.com/VT/colchester-vt/catalog?fbclid=IwAR1dPiiwp3FQ-0hOxIq1NaCdaKoBFoOMeZQbBHcKLSPZXdWkU8UjEjyfguI

    Sunset Drive-In

    What better social distancing activity than a night at the Drive-In? Sunset Drive-In is a local treasure with so few drive-in movie theaters left & now creating a fun, safe outing for the whole family from the safety of your own car. Sunset has put procedures in place to ensure the safety of its patrons including; tickets can now be purchased online, spaced out parking, & face masks required at restrooms & snack bar. For a weekly schedule of Movies:  https://www.sunsetdrivein.com/

    Mazza’s Farm & Market

    Visiting Sam Mazza’s Market & PYO Fields is a local favorite! “Pick Your Own” is a great way to enjoy the beautiful weather & get some tasty in season fruit. Currently they are picking blueberries & raspberries. Don’t forget to stop by the petting zoo! Mazza’s is putting proper safety procedures in place to make sure that its patrons remain safe while still getting to enjoy the freshest fruit ripened by the sun including wearing facemasks, hand washing before entering the field, & following proper social distancing guidelines. Their classic Vermont farm market has everything you could want from a delicious bakery to fresh produce! They are now offering online shopping with curbside pickup. Visit their website for updated safety guidelines, picking information & online shopping for curbside pick-up: https://sammazzafarms.com/