Shepherdstown House Rental Photos and Description
4 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, sleeps 7
It is with such regret that I must stop sharing my lovely home with all my wonderful guests who have visited The Cottage over the past 6 years. In December of 2011 Shepherdstown passed an ordinance banning Short Term Rentals inside the corporation. Since I had been actively renting for over 6 years, my attorney and I mistakenly assumed that the grandfather clause clearly applied. After over $20,000 in legal fees, the town was granted an injunction that forces me to cease renting and advertising the Cottage in Shepherdstown. I did so on June 1, 2014.
In the Order, the town states that they have been irreparably harmed by my renting to families and visitors coming to visit Shepherdstown. Specifically, they said 'Shepherdstown's citizents have already been adversely affected by the Defendent's (Nieltje Gedney) unlawful commercial use of property in a residential district. If the Defendant continues to operate a short term rental property, the character and development of the R-1 Residential District will be irreparably harmed by a business that accommodates transients.'
As most of you know, I have spent most of the last 7 years travelling the US and the world, exchanging my home along the way, with people who wanted to acquaint themselves with all that this wonderful area has to offer.. This option is still available to any of you who wish to pursue an exchange, either simultaneous or not.I am also managing a lovely short term rental in nearby Quail Ridge. Stone Manor #599658 is a large, immaculate, and conveniently located home and urge you to check it out. Stone Manor offers the same attention to detail that the Cottage has in the past, only on a much larger scale! And, of course, Stone Manor is pet and child friendly!
I will truly miss sharing my home with all the wonderful people who I have met over the years, but if I have learned one thing from this experience, it is that you can't fight town hall. Feel free to let them know how you feel about this issue, pro or con: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
- pets considered
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
We enjoyed our three-night stay at the Cottage, having everything we needed - and more. Loved looking at all the books and mementos from places. What a convenient location too. Tell people about O'Hurley's, especially the Thursday evening jam session - open to all 7-10 pm. Thank you for your generosity and obvious kindness.
Here I am travelling in Ecuador.
As a new retiree, I love to travel. I have travelled with and without the grandkids for many years, always staying in vacation rentals. So I decided to share my pet/child-friendly home with other vacationers, and now I travel even more!
All exchange inquiries are welcome!