Hi, I'm Melissa, the owner and operator of Rentals Only. I have been in the vacation rental business for over 26 years. My staff and I are looking forward to helping you find the perfect home away from home while visiting the beautiful state of Vermont. I live in Newfane, Vt and have a small horse farm. My horses are all Morgan Horses. They are the Vermont State Animal and are known for being very versatile. I show and compete with them, but also enjoy a nice gallop up a wooded trail or across an open field. I have two Jack Russell Terriers that are never far from my side. They love to come along while mountain biking, hiking, kayaking and snow shoeing. I love everything about Vermont and feel amazingly lucky to live in such a beautiful place!
Hey, I'm Megan, the manager here at RO. I've been a member of our team since 2011. I'm a born New Jerseyan and raised Vermonter. I started skiing when I was three and have been drawn to the mountains ever since. I love living in our valley and soaking up every spectacular season we have to offer, ok maybe not mud season! As much as I love a good snowy and powder filled winter, summer is by far my favorite season. You can find me on the lake in my kayak, fishing, boating, or splashing around with my Black Lab, Fen.
I have lived in the Deerfield Valley since the mid-90s and love the peacefulness and beauty of Vermont. I’ve been a part of the Rentals Only team since 2014, but worked with local vacation rentals another 11 years before that. I’m not a skier- I prefer to kayak our incredible local lakes as much of the year as possible, or go for a long walk. During the winter, I’m more likely to be at home knitting while binge-watching TV. I recently realized my life-long dream- a trip to Ireland with my husband- and can’t wait to go back again!
I came to Vermont in 1971 from Miami to visit my cousin and never left! I've had a few careers here in the valley. I am having the time of my life!
Staff Top Pics
Favorite Breakfast Joint: (ME) The Cup and Saucer Wilmington, VT (802) 464-5813 (MQ) The Coffee Barn Cafe Dover, VT (802) 464-2848 (KG) The Coffee Barn (DB) Dots of Dover
Its Lunchtime: (ME) Valley View Saloon (MQ) Valley View Saloon (KG) Pizzeria La Toscanella (DB) The Saloon
Favorite Vegetable: (ME) Broccoli (MQ) Brussel Sprout (KG) Snow Peas (DB) Snow Peas
Food I Do Not Like: (ME)Oysters (MQ)Pickles (KG) Stewed Tomatoes (DB) Scallops
Favorite Meal: (ME)Lobster (MQ)Sushi (KG) Thanksgiving Dinner (DB) Steak
Favorite Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream: (ME) Magic Brownies (MQ)Peanut Butter Cup (KG) Coconut Seven Layer Bar (DB) Cherry Garcia
Favorite Mount Snow Ski Trail: (ME) Ridge (I could ski it all day long) (MQ) One More Time (KG) Launch Pad :) (DB) Ridge!
Favorite Time Of Year: (ME)Spring (MQ) Summer (KG) Summer (DB) Winter
What Do I Do To Relax: (ME)Yoga (MQ) Walk (KG) Knitting (DB) Walk
If I Was Not Doing What I Am Doing, I Would Be: (ME) Training Horses (MQ) Travel Blogger (KG) Traveling (DB) Traveling
Favorite Vacation Spot on US Soil: (ME) Hatteras, OBX North Carolina (MQ) Key West, FL(KG) Duck, OBX, NC (DB) Dover, VT!
Favorite Vacation Spot Abroad: (ME) Venice (MQ) Paris (KG) Ireland (DB) Fiji
What Is The Best Concert Ever Attended: (ME)Coldplay at SPAC (MQ)Hootie & The Blowfish at SPAC (KG) Journey at SPAC (DB) Chicago at SPAC
Favorite TV Show: (ME) I do not have TV (MQ)Friends (KG) The Walking Dead (DB) Nashville
What Am I Watching On Netflix: (ME) Shameless (MQ) Dexter (KG) The IT Crowd
Favorite Movie: (ME) Little Miss Sunshine (MQ) Ferris Bueller's Day Off (KG) Alfred Hitchcock's Rope (DB) Pretty Woman
Last Book I Read: (ME) For The Love Of Horses (MQ) A Man Called Ove (KG) Only the Stones Survive (DB) Walk Away